The Eiger, the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc. Ryan, Lassen and I had 1 week to spare before starting our run across the Alps and those peaks were calling our name. We crowded into a truly compact compact-sized European car and set off to zip around Switzerland for some seriously amazing trail runs in the shadows of those giants.


First stop: Grindelwald, Switzerland – home of the Eiger. Straight up from town, into and out of the rain and the clouds, and before we knew it we’d already climbed 6,000 vertical feet in less than 5 miles. Welcome to the Alps!


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Straight up from Grindelwald


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Clouds playing hide-and-seek


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Excellent pre-TransAlps race tapper week!


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Into the mysterious valley


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Beyond the mountain hut


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Waterfalls everywhere


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More uphill running, more waterfalls


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Up close and personal with the waterfalls


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Disappearing act


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This is trail running in Europe


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A glacier pops out from behind the clouds


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Postcard perfect


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Giant wall of ice


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Finding yummy snacks along the way!


The clouds reveal even bigger peaks all around!
The clouds reveal even bigger peaks all around!


Sheep butts
Sheep butts


Back to the hut
Back to the hut


The hut
The hut




Beers beneath the Eiger!
Beers beneath the Eiger!


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