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Chamonix Trail Running

Chamonix trail running guide

For trail runners, no single place gets more hype than Chamonix. The list of reasons is solid. It has the name, the history, the highest peak in the Alps, the dramatic views, the UTMB, so …

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Suunto 7 and Suunto 9 Peak Comparison Review

I’ve been clicking “start” on Suunto watches everyday for about 23 years. What started as a simple watch, stopwatch, altimeter, and barometer has evolved into something so much more. These days, my primary needs from …

Alps and Sierra Trail Running News

Trail running, Granite Park, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Trail Running Things have been pretty quiet here at ALPSinsight for the last year. That’s because we’ve been immersed in an all new guidebook and website for California’s Sierra Nevada. With that project wrapping …

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Patagonia Sloperunner Exploration Pack

Designed for Adventure Running I can’t imagine limiting my running to, well, running. The more I do with trail running, the more ideas I have for projects. Running fitness opens up all kinds of opportunities, …

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Sierra Nevada Trail Running Guidebook

Returning to the Sierra It turns out you can go home again. And it can be even better than remembered –  especially when you return to California to trail run in the Sierra Nevada. I …

La Sportiva Mutant Review

The La Sportiva Mutant is my favorite trail shoe, I announce about halfway up our morning climb. Really? That’s a pretty big statement. Dan seems a bit surprised even after I’ve gushed about them on …

I Hate Running and You Can Too – A Review

I Hate Running and You Can Too: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion by Brendan Leonard I have never reviewed a book. There have been numerous packs and …