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ALPSinsight  Inspiration from the ALPS. Mountain sport images, stories & info. Interlaken, Switzerland by @danpatitucci

Sadly, todays trail for our #RuntheAlpsSwitzerland project did not pass quality control. We are truly looking for the very best trails and tours, for running, views, and ambiance. Today’s turned out to not be so runnable. Then, as we were discussing options we discovered that a huge section of the trail is closed indefinitely due to rockfall. Decision made.

Mood and weather, we've noticed, have been influential factors in rating our runs. Interestingly, big, threatening thunderstorms that chase us around make for great memories. Today was the rare case where we beat the downpour. So, we found another 5 star run, this one from Arolla in the @evoleneregion #runthealpsswitzerland

Back in the mountains this week for our Swiss Alps Trail Running project. Today we straddled the French border near Chamonix for what turned out to be an easy one. This is a Swiss flat. #runthealpsswitzerland

Maybe it's just a trail run... but to pass through this landscape under your own power should be required. For me, it's here that the connection of all things becomes much more obvious. #runthealpsswitzerland

Another run is ticked for our coming Swiss Trail Running Book project!
It’s the #JungfrauRegion mega-classic Lauterbrunnen to the Eiger Trail and Grindelwald.
To run beneath the Eiger’s (in)famous north face is hugely impressive, and what you see here is just a small part - it goes way beyond and into the clouds.
If you’re interested in knowing more about the book, and what we’re doing all summer to gather content - please visit our Stories page, link in Bio. #runthealpsswitzerland

While we take a break from our trail running shooting (rain…), you may as well take a break from trail running photos. And since I’m planning a climbing trip in the Alps with this guy, @simonduverney, here’s one with Simon from a great day on a Chamonix classic, the Aiguille du Moine south ridge. #bergpic

I spy @kimberly.strom having a good day discovering another dreamy trail in #valdanniviers for our coming trail running book. That's the 4000er Zinalrothorn behind and lots blue above. #runthealps #bergpic #runthealpsswitzerland

Finally, it’s time to announce the reason for all our trail running lately. Together with @janinepatitucci, @kimberly.strom and @runthealps, we are producing an extensive trail running book & app on the Swiss Alps. After nearly 20 years in the Alps, we know some true gems. It's time to share the goods, and the goods are great.
Remember, the things that make a trail great for running also apply to hiking, so hikers and trail runners can benefit.
More info is coming, or you can follow our Twitter feed for behind the scenes fun. We hope you enjoy the process of creating this book. #runthealpsswitzerland

Quite possibly the most classic trail in Switzerland, and it just happens to be one of our favorite trail running loops. The Aletschgletscher (the Alps biggest glacier) panorama trail. #aletscharena #runthealpsswitzerland

This is as Swiss as it gets. @kirrabalmanno and @kimberly.strom soaking up Zinal's trail offerings. #runthealps #valdanniviers #runthealpsswitzerland

With rain fast approaching us on the Sigriswiler Rothorn, the race to beat it is on. Looks like someone will be a bit faster than @kimberly.strom on the descent. #runthealps #bergpic #runthealpsswitzerland

And so begins a summer full of exploring the best possible Swiss Alps trail running routes with @janinepatitucci and @kimberly.strom . This is one off the Susten Pass from Engstlenalp. Details will all come at once - but later… #runthealpsswitzerland

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