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Via Alpina – Traverse of the Alps (7 countries): story and photos

Here is the story and 30+ photos of our traverse of the Alps along the Via Alpina. Via Alpina (© Anna Gatta)
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Trail: Gorges de l’Ardeche (France)

After a couple of climbing days in Seynes and Russan -a bit too polished, and old style for our taste- we went to the Gorges de l’Ardeche for a great to trail running day. There was too much water to cross Ardeche river, so we had to improvise some off trail sections to complete our […]
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Trail: Passy – Lachat d’En Haut (Haute Savoie)

Looking for new Trail, Anna and I found a scenic one from Passy to the base of Aiguille de Varan. Lachat d’En Haut, Aiguille de Varan behind (© A. Gatta)
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Trail: Les Houches – Mont Borrel (Haute Savoie)

We resumed our trail running training but there are still lot of snow above 1600m, so we found a new short Trail around Les Houches. Charousse, Mont Blanc Massif behind (© A. Gatta)
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Berghaus supports our Great Himalaya Trail

Berghaus supports our Great Himalaya Trail. We will leave in two days and will keep posting updates on our facebook page. Everest region, Ama Dablam expedition (© P. Gatta)
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Running the Great Himalaya Trail in 40 days

The Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) is one of the longest and highest trails in the world. Imagine 1700 km of trail, 10 times the UTMB, 17 passes over 5000 meters and an overall elevation gain close to 90,000 meters. It is a huge challenge, a great adventure and real privilege to run in these amazing […]
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Spine Challenger Ultra-trail: report and photos

Philippe is recovering well ten days after his first place on the Spine Challenger a 174km non-stop race. The story, map, track, results and 55 photos are available on race report. The next big race will be the Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji in Japan in April. It is a 161 km and +9,000 meters ultra-trail […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March story and photos

Here is the story and 60 photos of the Gobi March Race 2012. The Gobi March is a 250 km (155 miles) running race which takes place in the Gobi desert, around Kashgar. Kashgar is on the western part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, near the border with Tajikistan. There are 6 […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 6

Gobi Race: 6th Stage, 16.4 km. The last stage was only 16.4 km but it was tough. We were all tired by 7 days of race, altitude, heat, heavy pack, stomach problems, sore muscles… We all said before the start that we will go slowly but… when the race started, everybody ran like crazy trying […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 5

Gobi Race: 5th Stage. 3rd overall! We had the long stage yesterday… We woke up at 5am, after another cold night. We prepared our kit and got on the bus at 7am for a 2 hour drive to reach the start. I ate the breakfast in the bus and tried to get some rest. We […]
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