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 of unusually warm, spring days that are still coming. Birds singing outside our windows was the only alarm we needed to get up and going. As we drove out of town headed for the snow line, we noticed that the …

Introducing Kim Strom

You may have noticed that there has consistently been someone appearing in a lot of our images. She’s also been contributing to this site and posting to our social media. You might even follow her yourself. She’s Kim Strom, and she loves to run in the mountains. We first met Kim at the 2016 Dynafit Speed Transalp. Within 20 minutes of running with her I had a new best friend. An hour later we were …

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Swiss Alps Trail Running Summary

Our Run the Alps Switzerland Summary “It’ll be far more work than you imagine.” Many friends who had previously done books warned us, but we didn’t take this so seriously. How could running and documenting 30 of the best runs we could find in the Swiss Alps end up being too much work? After all, we had the summer and fall to get this thing done. Well…. It was a lot of work. But it …

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Running the Glacier Haute Route

The idea to run the Glacier Haute Route evolved in about a two minute conversation with our Run the Alps Switzerland book partner, Kim Strom. Driving to Arolla for a run, we spotted the expanse of glaciers at the end of the valley that surround Mont Collon. Seeing them reminded me of 2013 when we hiked the Glacier Haute Route. I started telling Kim about the trip when it suddenly hit me, “We should run …

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You did not run there! We ran there!

I recently came across the social media hash tag #youdidnotsleepthere. In case you haven’t seen it, it’s a feed of nothing but photos being called out as bullshit. I see this stuff all the time, we all do. It drives me crazy. To see a kayak on a lake in the Alps with views of the Matterhorn is beautiful. But when you know the lake is high in the mountains, and in reality the size …

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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 where I might be seen. France was one thing, Switzerland was another. Going to a hut with it was not part of the plan, but in a desperate moment for calories my time to come out had arrived. I entered the hut in …