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Into the Route: Trail Running in the Alps

A quest to create a multi-stage tour designed specifically for runners

Athletes Dan and Janine Patitucci and Kim Strom want to help others enjoy the very best trail and mountain runs in the Alps. After launching a collection of trail running guides, the team decided to tackle an even greater endeavor: creating the first runner-specific tour through the Alps. In this short film, created in partnership with Black Diamond, you’ll get a peek at the inner workings of the team—a weird little family—and see the frustrations and rewards of producing creative work in the mountains while forging a unique path that inspires others to seek out challenging experiences.

Black Diamond is all about mountain movement. From ridgelines to races, techy scrambles to tacky dirt, trail running has always been part of the brand’s DNA. Their equipment and apparel are built for these human powered pursuits and engineered to keep you moving the moment you step outside.