Monthly Archives: March 2016

About that DIRT Cover

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Did you happen to catch the cover of DIRT, Trail Runner magazine’s annual special edition for 2016? It features what is rapidly becoming an iconic Alp trail running route. Photographed by Dan and Janine Patitucci, of Patitucci Photo and ALPSinsight, the image is a perfect choice for DIRT because it encapsulates almost everything so many   Continue Reading →

Is Chamonix the Trail Running Capital of the World?

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I’m staring at a second hand that’s moving with an implausible smoothness. As the hand sweeps around the dial one last time, the color on the clock face changes from red to orange. Something about the scene feels familiar. I flash back to my childhood, watching alpine ski racers during ABC’s Wide World of Sports with   Continue Reading →

Introducing ALPSinsight

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This is not your usual business announcement. It’s not about market opportunities or percentage of growth in an industry. It’s about people and their love of a region. In this case, the Swiss Alps. Run the Alps is pleased to announce that we’re partnered with a remarkable new company, ALPSinsight. I think ALPSinsight is going to   Continue Reading →

Three Questions with Lizzy Hawker: Britain’s Legendary Endurance Athlete and Ultra Tour Monte Rosa Founder

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Lizzy Hawker is a well-known name to trail runners around the world—especially in the Alps. A 5-time winner of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), Lizzy was National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2013. She holds the world record for running 199 miles from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu in Nepal, and is   Continue Reading →