Tour Stories

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After each trip, the guide from that trip shares stories and photos via our Run the Alps Tour Stories series. Enjoy reading about our trail running adventures through the Alps, and drop us a note if you have any questions!

 


The Trail Runner’s Haute Route (Or: How we Climbed Mount Everest and Then Some)

The Trail Runner’s Haute Route (Or: How we Climbed Mount Everest and Then Some)

September 3 - 13, 2018

We ran up to 33,500 feet (Well, sort of.) We ate cheese (All of us.) We crossed high passes (Lots of them.) And then we ate yet more cheese (Some of us.)

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Zermatt Matterhorn Tour and the Great Dessert Challenge

Zermatt Matterhorn Tour and the Great Dessert Challenge

August 20 - 26, 2018

We ran trails up to 7600 feet, through talus and over the moraines of the Wildstrubel glacier on a crisp clear morning. We ran under the iconic Matterhorn past centuries old chalets above Zermatt - and then several of us raced in one of the Alps’ best known trail races, Matterhorn Ultraks.

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Bernese Oberland Tour – The full Swiss experience

Bernese Oberland Tour – The full Swiss experience

July 29 - August 4, 2018

We ran across Alpine meadows, high mountain passes and cool gorges next to the Eiger, plus embraced the traditional festivities of Swiss National day - with plenty of local food and wine.

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Tour de Mont Blanc Trail Run Odyssey (Or, how we traced a 100-mile line of sunshine through three countries)

Tour de Mont Blanc Trail Run Odyssey (Or, how we traced a 100-mile line of sunshine through three countries)

July 15 - 24, 2018

Blue skies, swift ascents and gorgeous trails - with plenty of pie, coffee and outstanding panoramas to fuel our journey and keep spirits high. Ours was a fabulous trip with memories to last a lifetime.

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Courmayeur – Chamonix Run: Snowfields, Singing the Can Can, and Chamonix Trail Races

Courmayeur – Chamonix Run: Snowfields, Singing the Can Can, and Chamonix Trail Races

June 25 - July 2, 2018

As the snow melted from the high passes on the Tour du Mont-Blanc, our crew tackled the run from Courmayeur, Italy to Chamonix, France - then took part in some of the world's most famous trail races.

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On the Tour du Mont Blanc, with Trail Racers Cruising Past

On the Tour du Mont Blanc, with Trail Racers Cruising Past

August 28 - September 6, 2017

The Run the Alps Tour du Mont-Blanc trip takes in the trails joining together the alps of France, Italy and Switzerland. Over 7 days of running we cover over 90 miles and climb 7,000 meters. Our trip was in Courmayeur, Italy, as the famous UTMB trail race passed through town.

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Glaciers, Skyraces, and The Matterhorn

Glaciers, Skyraces, and The Matterhorn

August 21-27, 2017

This year’s Matterhorn Ultraks trip had a larger-than-life quality to it-- both the trail running and the guests! We ran across glaciers, travelled to Zermatt to run under the Matterhorn— and then ticked off a famous Alps trail race series. Here's how it went.

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Tour du Mont-Blanc: Thunder, Lightning, Snow, Ice, Sunshine– and Mobile Cow Milking!

Tour du Mont-Blanc: Thunder, Lightning, Snow, Ice, Sunshine– and Mobile Cow Milking!

August 6 - 15, 2017

The trip that had it all and more with thunder, lightning, snow, ice, sunshine, mobile cow milking... and the surliest waiter in all of Italy!

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2017 Bernese Oberland Trip: Under the Eiger

2017 Bernese Oberland Trip: Under the Eiger

July 30 - August 5, 2017

It was a spectacular week of trail running through Switzerland's Bernese Oberland. The highlight came during Day 3, when we ran under the immense Eiger North Wall. Here's my story of how that day unfolded, with a little trip summary below. It was a pleasure to join this great crew!

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2017 Tour du Mont-Blanc #1: Big views, Beers in a Trough, Hurdy-Gurdy at Les Mottets, and More!

2017 Tour du Mont-Blanc #1: Big views, Beers in a Trough, Hurdy-Gurdy at Les Mottets, and More!

July 16-25, 2017

The Run the Alps Tour du Mont-Blanc trip is the classic way to experience the trail running scene in the Chamonix valley and the Alps, generally — three countries worth, in fact! We had a winning crew this time around the massif, too. So, how did it go? Well...

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2017 Eiger Trail Tour

2017 Eiger Trail Tour

July 10-17, 2017

The Eiger Trail 2017 trip was an awesome week of trail running in the Berner Oberland and reconnaissance for a bunch of trail runners from around the globe. Not all of us raced, but those who didn’t ran around enough, cheering everyone else!

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