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 some friends and go trail running. We ran quiet trails in little-known valleys. We made notes, took photos, and I imagined sharing these places with …

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Best Outdoor Gear Sony a6000

I’ve been talking a lot about Sony after having mostly switched to using Sony after 17 years with Canon. For us, this was a huge, and very complicated decision. What got me interested in the Sony system was our need for a camera to take running, or for any activities where weight was critical – but so too quality. Much …

Best Outdoor Gear Hydrapak Soft Flasks

Patitucci Picks for Best Outdoor Gear As someone who uses outdoor gear almost every day of the year for work, daily training, and for general mountain life, I wanted to share some stand out products that have become our favorite items. No company is paying for any of this, I’m just trying to share what we’ve found to work perfectly based …

Fall News and Summer Summary

All New Website Our big news is that we have launched an all new website, with new Portfolios and Project Galleries. In the past, our portfolio was kept to a minimum, but now thanks to a new layout we can showcase a lot more images from 15 years of shooting. You’re already on the site, but the official landing page is …

PatitucciPhoto Summer 2014 News

Summer is officially here! This means just one thing, staying outside and bouncing around the Alps climbing, running, biking and of course making images of it all for the brands we work with. After returning from Nepal, we made the decision to stay closer to home for the remainder of the year. The more we explore our backyard, the Berner …

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Sony Alpha a6000 Review for Mountain Sports

We are not camera reviewers or even remotely interested in camera tech. We just make photos, concentrating on the experience, with familiar gear we know to be reliable and of the highest quality. However, as professional photographers and athletes, we have long dreamt of a small camera capable of making perfect images for publication. One that would also have to …

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The Hardergrat Interlaken Switzerland

Hiking the Hardergrat. Interlaken, Swiss Alps

Last week an article came out at National Geographic, The World’s 20 Best Hikes, as chosen by some leading figures in the Outdoor Industry. With our photo as the lead, I checked in for a look. The trails, unlike so many “Best Of” lists, were a welcome mix of classics and lesser known, off the beaten path destinations. A trail, …

The Dan and Janine Formula

It’s no secret that many of our images feature us, Dan & Janine, climbing, biking, ski touring and running – all in the mountains. For the last fifteen years, we’ve made the mountains our home and are in them each and every day. Our formula when we shoot ourselves has been simple, do what we love and photograph the experience. Our …

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Running Costa Brava Trail Running Tours

We were lucky enough to be the photographers for a recent trip along Catalunya’s Costa Brava – a trail running tour. Or, to be more precise, a tour of the finest gastronomic delights along a magical section of Mediterranean coastline. One guest put it this way, “The running has been pretty easy, it’s the eating that requires endurance”. The trip was …

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PatitucciPhoto Spring News

The European winter of 2013 seems to never end – even with spring officially upon us, the days are cold, snowy, and the forecast often without much sun. For some projects, this has been perfect, for others, well…. we could use some real spring. With an unusually heavy assignment workload, there has been little in terms of stock shooting the …

Trail Running Pfunderer Höhenweg

The Pfunderer Höhenweg / Alta Via di Fundres Late in the fall of 2008, we found ourselves looking at one of the best ridgeline trails we had ever seen. We were trail running in the Zillertal Alpen above Bruneck and wanted to see a summit we know locals frequent for post work exercise, the Sambock. Once on top, the trail …

Runner’s World Holland Cover

No matter how many times I get an email with the line, “We’d like to use the attached image as… in our…”, I anxiously scroll down to see what image has been chosen. In our case, it isn’t “just” a photo, it’s a piece of our lives, a memory that is going to be shared and used to hopefully inspire …

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Newly Published Trail Running and Backpacking Photos

Here are a few examples of some recently published work in American outdoor magazines, all three of of whom we have been working with for a very long time. Both Backpacker and Runner’s World are magazines we started working with back in 1999 and our first days in business. The magazine Trail Runner didn’t come along for another few years but …

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Trail Runner Cover June 2011

  Dolomites Trail Running We are excited to once again have the cover of the June 2011 issue of Trail Runner Magazine. This is our eleventh cover for Trail Runner. The image was made in the summer of 2009 when we ran the Dolomite’s Alta Via 1 in four days. The image features our great friends Patrizia Taibon and Gabe …

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PatitucciPhoto Trail Running Photography

Runner's World Germany trail running cover

Trail Runner’s World? It’s great to see the world’s biggest running publication, Runner’s World, giving trail running the attention it deserves. The September 2010 German issue features our image from last year’s multi-day trail running tour of the Dolomite’s Alta Via 1. Hopefully there will be a push in this direction – is Trail Running still the fastest growing segment …

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Born to Run Ski Bike Climb

Now we understand why the question was continually asked of us when we recently visited the US, “Have you read Born to Run?”. Until now, the answer was, “No”. I typically avoid such books. I don’t read any How to Do anything, avoid “Self Help” as if it were death and entirely ignore any outdoor publications. Why? 1) I don’t …

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Dolomites Trail Runner Cover

We just returned to the US and found the newest issue of Trail Runner Magazine, November 2009, sporting an image we made in the Dolomites. Patrizia Taibon and Christina Tauber joined us for a run around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo area and wore some of Mountain Hardware’s newest endurance gear for 2010. In the background are the Tre Cime …

La Sportiva’s Crosslite

Our favorite trail running shoe for the year is a no brainer – La Sportiva’s Crosslite. On first appearance it appears to be a racing flat, minimalistic cushion and support, aggressive sole, not much to it – but no, it is so much more. How they pack so much comfort into such a lightweight shoe is a mystery. Crosslite’s aggressive …

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Pfunderer Höhenweg

  The Pfunderer Höhenweg We have just returned from one of the most enjoyable tours we have ever done, the Pfunderer Hohenweg. For now this will have to be a brief summary as I will do a full tour write up in the coming days for both the Hiking and Trail Running Pages. The trail is approximately 75km in length with …

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Applied Infant Psychology for the Endurance Athlete

A few years back we found ourselves regular babysitters for a toddler, Sloan. Her parents would drop her off with us and then head out for some non-parenting time. I vividly remember one night when they brought her over, plopped her down on our bed, and said we could just let her lay there and squirm. They explained that it …