Monthly Archives: October 2014

Thyon-Dixence 2014: The Race Across the Fog

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Editor’s note: July and early August 2014 proved to be one of the wettest periods in Switzerland in more than sixty years. Views were far and few between, alas. Nonetheless, Run the Alps’ self-guided trail runners Walt and Melissa Bleser made the best of a cloudy situation. While there, they took part in one of   Continue Reading →

Just Added: Trail Dents des Midi, Europe’s Original Trail Race 

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We’ve just added a new trip to our lineup for summer 2015, and wanted to share the news! Our new September Dents des Midi trip is something a bit different. The focal point is Europe’s oldest mountain race, the Trail Dents des Midi, which dates back over fifty years. The trip is self-guided… with a twist. Participants   Continue Reading →

Katie Runs a VK: How a 13-year-old found herself in a Swiss Vertical Kilometer

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Run the Alps is pleased to share this short story from Jim Frey and his daughter, Katie. At age 13, Katie was one of the youngest participants in Les KM de Chandolin. Had she been planning all summer to run a vertical kilometer? Not exactly. Okay… not at all! She decided literally the day before— about 10 minutes   Continue Reading →

Adidas’ Brian Tinder on Trail Dents-du-Midi, Champéry, and Trail Running in the Alps

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Adidas-sponsored ultra runner Brian Tinder is a busy guy. He runs 60 to 70 miles a week and races throughout the year. Together with his wife Shea, they have two kids, Nora, and recently-arrived Charili. Tinder runs a landscaping business in the summer, Stix and Stones Landscaping. And, now, he’s the founder of Arizona Running Adventures, a trail   Continue Reading →