Monthly Archives: July 2014

Eiger Ultra: How Not to Do It

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It’s 4:30 in the morning, and I am lost, wandering through a construction zone in the middle of Grindelwald, Switzerland. I am surrounded by concrete and rebar. Across Dorfstrasse, the latest watches from Tissot and Breitling are expertly arranged, ready to catch the eye of cash-burdened tourists arriving daily from London to Dubai. I am   Continue Reading →

Les-Rochers-de-Naye Trail Race: An Intro to Swiss Trail Running

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Last year, I went to Montreux to see Leonard Cohen at the city’s famous jazz festival. This year, I decided to visit this picturesque city again, but this time to race up a huge mountain overlooking what’s commonly referred to as the “Swiss Riviera.” What was I thinking? Intro to Trail Running Since moving to   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Ibex Shirts are here!

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I’ve observed over the years that Euro trail runners tend to be quite a bit more fashionable on the trails, than my American trail running pals. Well, I finally have some good news on that front. We’re catching up! (I know you’re all greatly relieved.) Okay, maybe I’m overstating the case here, but I am   Continue Reading →