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The Long and the Short of the Tour du Mont-Blanc

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Many of us are confined to home these days, as we all do our part to help end the global pandemic. We know some of you are using this time to daydream and plan trips for later this summer or a summer farther down the calendar. For those of you eyeing a trail run on   Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Alps Trail Racing Films

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We’re psyched to hear you enjoyed the collection we curated of our favorite Alps trail running films. We got great feedback on it! Since so many of us of us are going to be spending more time indoors in the weeks ahead, our staff pulled together another collection – this time the videos produced by   Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Alps Trail Running Videos

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As the Run the Alps staff here in the Alps settles in for a long period of isolation in response to COVID-19, we thought we’d pull together a few of our favorite trail running videos from the region. Some are well-known classics, others are fascinating glimpses into the past, and a few are interesting homemade   Continue Reading →

The Run Alps Community Comes Together (and something you can do on Saturday, too!)

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As conditions around the globe have continued to evolve in reaction to the COVID-19 virus, we here at Run the Alps wondered if there was anything we could do to support both the tight Run the Alps community and the wider trail running world. We recognized that we have, through our social media and newsletter   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 →

Into Uncharted Territory: Run the Alps’ Approach on COVID 19

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Operating a business like Run the Alps is often quite fascinating. We deal with all sorts of topics—not just trail running, but mountain safety, international travel, logistics, and much more. Each day challenges us to learn, adapt, and make smart decisions. But I never thought I’d be writing about a virus. Still, here we are.   Continue Reading →

Via Valais Trail Running Trip Stars on the Patagonia Catalog

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For the first time, Patagonia’s catalog features trail running on its front cover – and we’re psyched that it’s the new Via Valais route. The Via Valais roughly follows the famous backcountry skiing and hiking “Haute Routes” from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland, though it starts a bit closer to Zermatt, in the high mountain   Continue Reading →

Tahoe Wilderness Medicine Coming to Chamonix

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This summer we’re psyched to welcome Tahoe Wilderness Medicine to Chamonix for a special Run the Alps trip. This unique experience combines wilderness medicine continuing education with the an introduction to trail running in one of the best places in the world to try it out– Chamonix, France and Courmayeur, Italy. So what’s it like? What better way,   Continue Reading →

What do Run the Alps Guides do in the Winter? Well…

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It goes with saying that all our guides spend most of their summer trail running, but they also keep busy during the winter months, too! Here’s a look at what some of the team is up to now that the Alps are covered in a mantle of snow.  This winter Mark Brightwell continues to lead people on trips   Continue Reading →

What is Run the Alps’ carbon footprint?

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This is another in a series of articles that are part of our Run the Alps Sustainability Project. Check out our Sustainability Project to see what we’re doing to reduce our impact as a company. We welcome your input.  In our last article in the Sustainability Series, How climate change is affecting the Alps, we   Continue Reading →