@Alexborsuk taking a moment to stop and realize how much further we need to go before finishing this hike. This was one of the toughest days in the mountains for me having completely underestimated the terrain. What I thought was going to be an easy sunrise hike followed by a few hours of trail running, ended up taking us over 10hrs on exposed ridges with limited water and food. Any day in the mountains is a good day though! Already thinking of heading back here to do it again.
Sunrise view over Grindelwald last week.
Looking at endless mountain passes across Switzerland
Today we leave to try run/hike across Switzerland over the next 10 days. We’re starting in Montreaux and taking as many mountain passes as possible heading east to Vaduz. Four years ago my Edinburgh University flat mates and I challenged each other to run a marathon. We all hated running and agreed that running without an objective (such as chasing a football) was pointless. It was a challenge though that turned running into a passion of mine. Combining photography with mountain exploration and running is a dream. The landscapes and wondering what the view is like from the top of the next peak are what drive me forward. ⠀
I’m not sure if we’ll be able to complete the 300+ kilometers and 28000 meters of vertical in this window of time between jobs but we’re giving it a try.
We’ve packed super light. One set of hiking clothes, one set of clean hut clothes, 1 camera, 2 lenses a drone and batteries to fill the rest of the free space.
Big thanks to my wife @melodytibbits for supporting me on these wild adventures and for taking this awesome photo of me a few months ago in Zermatt.
#zermatt #trailrun #viaalpina #findyourdirt #timetoplay #neverstopexploring
Exploring alpine lakes in Ticino, Switzerland @matthasenohr #myasconalocarno #ticinomoments #visitticino
@alexborsuk trail running up Monte Gambarogno above Ascona and Locarno at sunrise. This was shot a few weeks ago on our last day filming for @ticinoturismo and @ascona_locarno. Grateful for such an awesome team for making it an unforgettable week. @capturesharerepeat @jillianadolf @mberri88 @vero_francky @matthasenohr @grant_gunderson
Mountain biking season has started. Taking a moment to enjoy the sunrise and view before riding down to Lake Maggiore. @ascona_locarno @ticinoturismo @mtbswitzerland @yt_industries #ytcapra #ticinoturismo #myasconalocarno #mtbswitzerland #mountainbike
Our recent video Trail Running in Oman is online on @trailrunnermag. Link to the video and more info about our trip can be found in my bio. @travelsimon #trailrunning #oman #findyourdirt #trailrunner #canyon #jebelshams
Grateful to be able to call this place home. Lugano Switzerland seen from the top of Monte Boglia #visitticino #luganoregion