Via Grischuna: Multi-Stage Trail Running Tour

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Via Valais: Swiss Alps Trail Running Grand Tour

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Aiguille du Belvédère ⇑

Chamonix Aiguille du Belvédère

Chamonix Aiguille du Belvédère  ⇑Combining a run with a climb of the Aiguille du Belvédère’s south ridge→ 16.5km↑ 1800mΔ 2965M♦ DifficultΘ Point to pointChamonix’s Aiguille du Belvédère run has it all, and it gets you to the high point of the Aiguilles Rouges at 2965 meters. It combines a steep trail ascent from Argentière with a short wander through the …

Chamonix High Traverse

Chamonix High TraverseAKA “The Conga Line,” this route includes some of the most iconic Chamonix views. It also includes the masses.→ ~17km↑ ~2000mΔ 2500M ♦ DifficultΘ Point to pointThe Chamonix High Traverse trail running route follows the highest trails along the Aiguilles Rouges side of the Chamonix Valley, from the Col des Montets to the Brevent top station directly above Chamonix. …


Mont Buet ⇑

running Mont Buet

Mont Buet   ⇑A journey through different zones, huge vertical, a ridgeline traverse and a summit with some of the Alps’ best views→ 25km↑ 2200mΔ 3096M ♦ DifficultCCWI knew Mont Buet from skiing. It’s a classic that feels remote and has a massive view of the Alps, not just of the Chamonix region, but as far as the Matterhorn. The word …

Lac de Moiry to Pigne de la Lé

Trail running in the Swiss Alps near Lac de Moiry

Lac de Moiry to Pigne de la Lé: From Edelweiss to Glacial Ice Fast running at 2500 meters topped off with a glacier crossing and a serious scrambleThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 21km     ↑ 1457mΔ 3396M ♦ DifficultΘ CCWI didn’t have high expectations for a run starting near a dam, assuming the …



Trail Running the HardergratAn exposed journey along a ridge from Interlaken to the Brünig PassThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 35km     ↑ 3290mΔ 2293M ♦ DifficultΘ Point to PointThe Hardergrat trail run has become a classic, and for good reason. There are few geographic features this defined with a trail so long. Of …


Tête Rousse Hut ⇑

Tête Rousse Hut   ⇑Big up and big down, not to a summit, but to a hut. Lots of running down Mont Blanc.→ 23km↑ 2110mΔ 3150M ♦ DifficultΘ Out & BackThis run is a bit unusual for us. Normally, we’d always go to a summit and not use a hut as the objective. But, being Mont Blanc, with all the many complications …


Barrhorn ⇑

Trail running Barrhorn

Barrhorn: Switzerland’s Highest Trail     An alpine running tour on the Alps highest official trail   ⇑This Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 25km     ↑ 2033mΔ 3610M ♦ Difficult⇑ EasyΘ CCWAs so many great experiences do these days, this one starts on Google. We’d stumbled upon the Alps highest trail. A trail that goes to …

Diablon des Dames ⇑

Diablon des Dames: Viewpoint to Valais 4000ersQuality & Quantity running and scrambling ⇑→ 18km↑ 1926mΔ 3537M Difficult ⇑ MediumΘ CW LoopCountless road construction projects forced a late start. And a late night pizza order. It was clear we’d be getting down in the dark, and so at the very last minute, decided to order our dinner before heading up for 2000 meters …