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Aletsch Half Marathon, Switzerland, 2015



This top mountain run along the longest glacier in the Alps – the Aletsch Glacier – has been staged in Bettmeralp since 1986. The mountain run – also called the glacier run – has continuously progressed ever since. In the past, a distance of 17.5 km was covered en route to the Bettmerhorn at 2,650 metres above sea level. In 2000, after careful preparation, the distance and route were adapted to the runners’ demands. Since then the glacier run has been known as the Aletsch Half-Marathon. 

As the name indicates, runners have to master a distance of exactly 21.1 km with an altitude difference of around 1,050 metres – and the race starts from 1,950 meters above sea level. The route takes runners along the line of the first UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in the Alps, the 23-kilometre-long Aletsch Glacier.








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Pollux, Switzerland, 2012




Pollux (4,092 m) is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Valais, Switzerland and the Aosta Valley in Italy. It is the lower of a pair of twin peaks (Zwillinge), the other being Castor, named after the Gemini twins of Roman mythology. It is separated from Castor by a pass at 3,845 m (12,615 ft), named the Passo di Verra in Italian and the Zwillingsjoch in German. Together with Andre (our guide) and James I climbed the Pollux on September 14.


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Monte Rosa, Italy, 2012


Last week I went on a three day tour to the Monte Rosa massif in Italy. I met up with Andrej and our guide Ivan in Brig and together we drove 4 hours to Alagna, Italy were we took the cable car up to Punta Indren. From there we hiked an hour up to the Montova hut.


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Jungfrau, Switzerland, 2012




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Breithorn, Switzerland, 2012

During my visit at Zermatt I had planned to climb my first 4K mountain. Since I have zero experience in high altitude mountaineering I decided to book a day tour with the Zermatt Alpine Center to climb the Breithorn.

View at the Breithorn shortly after our exit from the Klein Matterhorn cable car.
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