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, …

Osprey Dyna Women’s 15L Running Pack Review

Trail running above Grindelwald, Switzerland

Osprey Women’s Dyna 15L Trail Running Pack I don’t like to carry extra stuff while I’m running, but sometimes you need more than a wind shell and water bottle in the mountains. Running the 3 …

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 …

Climbing the Oberaarhorn

climbing the Oberaarhorn

As part of our Way Up project in the summer of 2016, we climbed the central Swiss Alps Oberaarhorn, 3630 meters, from the Oberaarsee near Grimsel Pass. This is an absolute classic easy alpine summit, …

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The Eiger West Flank from Grindelwald

The Way Up Inspiration This year’s project, The Way Up, finished off with what may be the mother of all Way Ups! The Eiger, from Grindelwald, with Ueli Steck. Ueli is a close friend and …

Trail Running Ticino’s Monte Zucchero

Running Ticino's Monte Zucchero

Stop and Smell the Goats Janine spreads a map on the dinner table between plates of polenta, pizza, and pasta. “I found a loop for us,” she says, tracing the route line. Tomorrow looks like …

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The Hardergrat to Brunig Pass

Trail running the Hardergrat

Making the Hardergrat Harder! If more is better, then more of the Hardergrat is, well, really hard, and for sure even better. Together with my good friend Brody Leven, we just did the Hardergrat to …

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Hiking the Dossen from Rosenlaui

There is simply no way I could title this “Running the Dossen”. Yes, there is a great section to run, but this is most certainly, “Hiking the Dossen”. Hands are even involved to get to …

Running the Schwalmere

The irony of our project The Way Up may be that with all our attention being on some of the Alps most beautifully situated peaks, and the highest accessible with running shoes, and the experiences …

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The Üssers Barrhorn Highest Trail in Switzerland

When you arrive to the summit after climbing the Üssers Barrhorn, at 3610 meters, you have reached Switzerland’s highest point accessible by an official trail. But this won’t be what’s on your mind. Instead, you’ll be processing …

Climbing the Lagginhorn

The 4010 meter Lagginhorn, above Saas Fee, Switzerland, is the only Alps 4000 meter peak that is possible to climb without worry of glacier travel, crevasses or technical climbing. Thanks to these characteristics, we put it at …