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 …

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 …

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 …

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Hardergrat

The Hardergrat to Brünig PassAn exposed journey along a knife edge ridge trailThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 35km     ↑ 3290mΔ 2293M ♦ DifficultΘ Point to PointThe Hardergrat has become a classic, and for good reason. There are few geographic features this defined with a trail so long. Of its 35km, about 18km are …

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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 …

Alpjuhorn ⇑

AlpjuhornA summit for when you don’t want it to be too easy   ⇑→ 23km↑ 2135mΔ 3144M Difficult ⇑ MediumΘ CW LoopThis is not our typical tour. The trail isn’t perfect, there’s loose rock on the ridge, and the descent is very overgrown in places. As we climbed to the summit we decided it would not even be going on the site. …

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Mettelhorn ⇑

Mettelhorn: A Zermatt classic with big mountain viewsAll trail from Zermatt into the alpine world   ⇑→ 21km↑ 2176mΔ 3405M Difficult ⇑ MediumΘ CW LoopBig vertical days don’t get much better than this.  We took the first train from Täsch to Zermatt in the morning to have the trails nearly to ourselves as the sun rises. The climb out of town is …