Author Archives: Doug Mayer

Julbo Partners for Run the Alps Trip with Krissy Moehl

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This summer Run the Alps is hosting one of our favorite trips ever: an inn-to-inn trail run along the quiet Alp trails of Switzerland’s Engadine region, with US ultra runner Krissy Moehl. (If you’d like to join her, you can get more information on her trip here.) Krissy is one of ultrarunning’s most impressive and   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Trip News, Skimo, New Partners, a Book and More

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As we get ready to dive into another busy summer trail running season, we wanted to share an update just with you, our guests, friends and partners. Here are the highlights! *2018 will be our busiest summer yet – but there’s still room available! We have ten guided trips running throughout the Alps – our   Continue Reading →

Pierra Menta: A High Altitude Ski Party with the World’s Best Skimo Racers

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When the snow flies in the Alps, trail runners here put away their trail running shoes, and pull out their ski mountaineering gear. “Skimo,” or Ski Alpinisme as it’s known here, takes center stage. The races come in rapid fire, too – evening vertical events at ski areas, internationally-organized ISMF World Cup races, and no   Continue Reading →

Just Announced: Join US Ultrarunner Krissy Moehl in the Alps this Summer!

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This trip is going to be one of the highlights of our 2018 Run the Alps season! We’re delighted to offer this special trail running adventure with noted US ultra-runner, Krissy Moehl. Coach, author, and winner of dozens of ultra-trail races, Krissy brings a warm and inclusive spirit to the sport that is perfectly in   Continue Reading →

From Kenya to the Cairngorms: Our Run the Alps Guides in the Off-Season

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During trail running season here in the Alps, our guides are some of the most active people going. They’re trail running nearly every day – with our guests, on their own, and in races big and small around the Alps. (A typical rest day? Running up, up, up on the course of the Chamonix Kilométre Vertical.)   Continue Reading →

Alps Trail Running for Medical Professionals

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Paging all trail running medical professionals! Okay, well, not that kind of paging. You probably have enough of that already. Here’s the news: Run the Alps is partnering with Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, a unique company that offers continuing education programs for health care providers and outdoor enthusiasts. For those of you in need of certified   Continue Reading →

(What Just Might Be) The Greatest Trail Running Vacation, Ever

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Not long ago, I was working with Troy Haines, the founder of Run the Alps’ partners, Alpinehikers, when he posed the question, “If you had an entire month, and you could plan any trail running trip in the Alps you wanted, where would you go and what would you do?” It was a tantalizing question.   Continue Reading →

Salomon’s New Trail Running Series Comes to the Alps

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Salomon, the largest producer of trail running gear and clothing, recently announced the “Golden Trail Series” – a new, elite-focussed trail racing series. The Golden Trail Series leverages existing events, with a goal of bringing together some of the world’s best trail runners. In Salomon’s words, the Golden Series, “aims to promote professional trail runners   Continue Reading →

On Keeping the Door Open

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I’m not quite sure I’m hardcore enough for this trip. It’s the most common concern we get from prospective trip guests at Run the Alps. And it’s one that has proven universally off-base. Run the Alps trips are focused on inclusiveness, with plenty of options to accommodate a variety of ability. I understand the sentiment,   Continue Reading →

The Irresistible Lure of Racing the Dents du Midi

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Some trail races just have it. It’s a vibe, a feeling you get from the moment you arrive. Everyone’s smiling, happy to be there. You’re meeting new friends and enjoying the atmosphere. You get the sense the volunteers have worked together for years, because they probably have. And, whatever happens on the course, you’re happy   Continue Reading →