Via Valais Multi-Day Trail Running Tour Gear

trail running in Zermatt

Our Via Valais trail running tour project is 175+ km’s, 10,000+ meters of vertical gain, and if we have the juice, there’s a peak to climb each day as an add on. We feel it’s …

Introducing the Via Valais

Trail running on the Barrhorn, the Alps highest trail.

This weekend, we’re setting out on our most ambitious project of the year. The goal is partly work, but primarily personal. We hope to establish what we feel is going to be the perfect multi-day …

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Cows and Adventure Photography

This story is part of a collection of humorous moments we found in the way back when archives. They have little to do with Alps’ mountain sports, but everything to do with the moments in …

Dynafit Speed Mountain Shoe Review

Trail running in Switzerland's Jungfrau Region

When we walked into our local mountain shop, Interlaken’s Vertical Sport, both the men’s and women’s version of the Dynafit Speed Mountain caught our eye. Like so much of what Dynafit makes, they were pretty …

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Alps Hut Pro Tip: Take a Waterfilter

Not having a Swiss income and faced with a CHF15 price tag for a 1.5 liter bottle of water makes for an awkward moment at the hut counter. “Seriously?” Sure it’s flown up in a …

Trail Running Season Kick Off

2018 Trail Running Season Last week we spent five days high in the Alps doing the Berner Haute Route ski tour. The morning we left our home in Interlaken was the first in a series …

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Announcing our Run the Alps Trail Running Book Project

I distinctly remember finding myself at a Swiss mountain hut with an early generation Salomon running vest and hydration hose. It had taken me more than a few runs to get up the nerve to actually wear the thing …

A Trail Runs Through It

This is the story about the start of a company. But it’s also the story of the Alps, in a sense. When I started Run the Alps, the first thing I did was gather together …

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Winter Trail Running Gear

Winter Trail Running Tips & Gear Yesterday Doug Mayer introduced why winter trail running may be the best time of year to be out, and how to make it easier. Today is all about the making it …

Winter Trail Running Tips

Winter Trail Running. Where did everyone go? Most days, this trail is filled with humanity. Older couples out for a stroll. Younger trail runners. Families off on a day hike. Today though, it’s just me, …

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Ultralight Trail Running Packing List

Nearly every time I’m on an iconic tour in the Alps I see it. A hiker, ski tourer, or trail runner laboring up some massive climb beneath too much weight and in the wrong gear. Americans, …