Regional Comparison: Graubünden

Graubünden Trail Running For an international trail running audience, the Graubünden is the least known of all the regions. It’s where locals go to get away from the masses but stay in the Alps. And, …

Mountain Sport Training Advice from Uphill Athlete

Training for Mountain Sports Mountain sports require both traditional and specialized training for the unique demands of trail running, ski mountaineering and climbing. For mountain athletes seeking help to improve fitness, skills or mental strength, …

Mountain Strong vs. Gym Strong

This is a guest post by our friends at Uphill Athlete: Many of the fittest and fastest mountain athletes in the world achieve their goals without lifting a single weight in a gym. For more …

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What to take trail running

The question, “What should I take trail running?” often comes our way from newer runners looking to expand their range. While it’s easy to give a snarky, “as little as possible,” that word little is …

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The Evolution of Light Alpinism

At some point, I just had to turn away and not watch. It was all too embarrassing. We’d just run up to the Löbhorner, an easy, although chossy, rock traverse on a limestone ridge rising …

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Mountain Running Tips

This post is the conclusion to Running Mountains Instead of Races. Here in the Alps, or whichever mountain range you find yourself, there are a lifetime of peaks to climb. Finding the ones that inspire …

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Running Mountains Instead of Races

“Everest Marathon?” “Are you doing the Everest Marathon?” “What race are you training for?” No. No. None. Why do people always assume you are training for some event when they see you running in the …

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How to Trail Run in the Alps

Part guide / part Alps running philosophy, here’s our description of what’s involved and a little glimpse into what to expect on these types of runs.