Chamonix mini-adventure with Krissy Moehl

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Join Krissy Moehl, women’s winner of the first UTMB®, for a special overnight trail tour. We’ll run parts of the famed trail race route, then venture into the stunning and quiet Aiguilles Rouges mountains, right above Chamonix.


August 28-30, 2023


2 days, 1 night

Tour Category

Short tour - one night in a mountain hut

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$590 per person. Single supplement not possible.

Whats included

Two days of running with Krissy Moehl and an International Mountain Leader. Drinks at the welcome meeting on the 28th August, one breakfast and one dinner. Trail snacks on both running days. Accommodation for one night at Refuge Moëde Anterne. Run the Alps Guide to Trail Running in the Alps. Train transport.


Krissy Moehl is coming to Chamonix this summer for the 20th anniversary of the UTMB®. Krissy was at the start line of the first ever race in 2003, and finished as first female. She’s excited to be back in the Alps to share in the race celebrations, and to run the awesome trails around Chamonix. 

Since 2003, Krissy has stood on the podium at countless prestigious ultras, and achieved impressive Fastest Known Times. She’s won ultras around the world, from Hardrock and Vermont 100 in the US, to Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji and Gaoligong by UTMB in Asia – plus another UTMB® win in 2009. In fact, Krissy has raced more than 100 ultramarathons. Krissy is also a running coach and the author of Running Your First Ultra, so she’s certainly the right person to give trail running tips on our two-day excursion, as well as being great fun to hang out with!

Krissy Moehl, trail runner, with her dog

Krissy hanging out with her favorite running pal, PD (courtesy photo).

We’ll spend time with Krissy on a loop around the beautiful Aiguilles Rouges mountains alongside Chamonix. Our route includes some sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc as well as more remote trails within a nature reserve, where we stay overnight in a mountain refuge. 

Day 1

Monday, August 28th

We’ll meet up in the early evening to get to know each other and hear about the plan for the next two days. Your guide will brief you on what to expect and can answer any questions you have about the adventure.

Trail runner in the Aiguilles Rouges, with the Fiz mountains behind.

Scenic single track leads to the Refuge Moëde Anterne – our overnight stop beneath the impressive Fiz mountains (Photo: Sam Hill).

  • Drinks
Day 2

Tuesday, August 29th

We’ll travel by train up the valley to the hamlet of Montroc. From here, a gentle climb brings us up to Col des Montets. Along the way, Krissy can share stories of her wins at UTMB®, including from right along our route!

After a gentle descent to the village of le Buet, we head off the Tour du Mont-Blanc, into the remote Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve. At the top of the Bérard valley, we’ll stop for a break at a cozy refuge, and prepare for the final climb over steeper and more technical ground to the Col de Salenton, the day’s high point at 2526m. We’ll descend to our overnight refuge, underneath the stunning Rochers de Fiz, where we may see ibex and bearded vultures. The Refuge will provide us with a hearty dinner, shared bunk room accommodations and showers.

Female trail runner near Lac Blanc in the Chamonix valley

Running in the Aiguilles Rouges mountains, with Mont Blanc in the background (Photo: Sam Hill).

  • Refuge Moëde Anterne
  • Trail snacks and dinner
  • 19km, 1700m ascent and 1000m descent
Day 3

Wednesday, August 30th

The day starts with a short out and back to the beautiful Lac de Pormenaz, followed by a descent to the Diosaz river. From here, a long climb brings us up to the Col de Brévent. We can descend from here to the Chamonix valley, using the cable car part-way if people want to save their legs, or there are options to extend the route by descending via the dramatically-located Bellachat Refuge, further along the ridge. We’ll arrive back in Chamonix for some après-trail drinks and the chance to chat over the adventure we’ve shared, just on the other side of the mountains!

Trail Runner Krissy Moehl out with her dog PD

Krissy and PD enjoying some time on their home trails (Photo: Ben Groenhout).

  • Breakfast and trail snacks
  • 14-19km, 1000-1200m ascent and 900-2200m descent

We’ll meet in Chamonix at 6pm on Monday, August 28th. Please contact us if you’d like help arranging your travel to Chamonix.


The tour ends late afternoon on Wednesday, August 30th. Please contact us if you’d like help arranging your travel from Chamonix.

Additional Information

We recommend The Hub Chamonix for accommodation in Chamonix before or after this tour.

Want a helping hand to get ready? Run the Alps offers pre-trip coaching at cost as a benefit to our guests. To read about our Personalized Prep Program, start here. Spaces are limited and this program routinely sells out. Contact us if you’re interested!

Terms and Conditions: Read up on Run the Alps’ Terms and Conditions, Covid-19 policy, and travel insurance.

Not Included 

Travel to and from Chamonix; Drinks with dinner; Accommodations before and after the tour; Tip for guides.

For unique trail running clothing, visit Run the Alps partners, Insane Inside.