Category Archives: Trail

Trail: La Tournette (Bornes Massif)

La Tournette (2,351m), is a very scenic peak of the Bornes Massif. The West side has big cliffs and offers amazing view over Annecy and its lake, while the pastures of the East side are perfect for trail running. Bornes, Aravis and Mont Blanc Massif seen from La Tournette
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Trail: CrĂȘt de Chalam (Jura)

For once, we left the Mont Blanc Massif and went to the Jura for trail in the Valserine area. Overview of the CrĂȘt de Chalam trail (© P. Gatta)
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Trail: refuge de Plan Glacier (Mont Blanc)

Looking for a nice trail around Aiguille de Bionnassay and Domes de Miage? Here is a very scenic 18 km and +1,760 meters loop… Philippe with Domes de Miage in the background (© A. Gatta)
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Trail: Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval (Haut Giffre)

Continuing our exploration of the trails of Haute-Savoie, we went to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval last weekend. The 28 km loop we chose might not be the best one for running but the scenery was fantastic. Anna with Pointe du Tuet in the background (© P. Gatta)
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Great Himalaya Trail lecture

In September 2013, Philippe and Anna Gatta embarked on a hugely ambitious adventure – run the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal. Philippe aimed to cover the high route in just 40 days, while Anna planned to join him for half of the distance. Great Himalaya Trail Motivational Speech
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Trail Running in Yosemite and Ansel Adams Wilderness

During our climbing trip in Bishop we used our “rest days” to run in some famous places around: Death Valley, Yosemite and Ansel Adams Wilderness. Far away from races and crowd, we made our own routes along some of the best trails of Yosemite and Ansel Adams Wilderness. Running in Yosemite (© A. Gatta)
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Running in Death Valley

Death Valley done! Amazing experience to run in this desolated place, alone, without support, without mobile coverage and no race crowd. Amazing sky in Death Valley (© A. Gatta)
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4 Deserts: Madagascar race, story and photos

We have just posted report with 27 photos of the the Madagascar Race 2014. The Madagascar Race is a 250 km (155 miles) running race which is part of 4 Deserts Roving Race series. The 2014 edition started in the north of Madagascar, close to the city of Antsiranana and went South – Soutwest to […]
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Great Himalaya Trail video

In September 2013, Anna and Philippe left the small village of Simikot in the Western Nepal, aiming to run the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail in less than 40 days. It is the equivalent of 40 marathons in 40 days with 15 passes over 5,000 meters and two over 6,000m. This home-made film […]
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Trail around Rochers des Fiz and Pointe d’Anterne

With a weather forecast too bad to go in the mountain, we changed our plan to run around Rochers des Fiz and Pointe d’Anterne. This 30 km Trail is definitively a must do! Anterne Lake and Pointe de Sales behind (© A. Gatta)
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