I travelled to Grindelwald and St Moritz over the last week to join my friend Joel on his visit to Switzerland. We started the trip in Grindelwald which is famous as the ski town at the base of the Eiger mountain. We did a lot of running in the snow, visited the James Bond museum at Piz Gloria on the Schilthorn and then did some more running routes!
In the second half of the trip we visited our friend Anne-Marie in St. Moritz. She showed us around her local trails, took us up the Muottas Muragl and gave us an insight into life in St. Moritz. I loved the area, the access to trails and mountain routes and the beautiful town nestled by the side of a lake in the mountains.
I had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed seeing some new parts of Switzerland and sharing them with good friends.
|Setting sun in Grindelwald.
|Leaving Grindelwald and heading into the mountains.
|Joel leading the way up the First ski run.
|Amazing views in every direction.
|At just the right moment we found this warm cabin on the Wandspitz.
|An amazing view from the cabin as we spent a few minutes warming up.
|A tricky route down along this exposed ridge.
|There was so much snow in St. Moritz - a winter wonderland.
|We ran up the valley to Val Rosegg crossing the river a number of times.
|St. Moritz on a foggy and cloudy morning.
|4,000 steps to climb up the Muottas Muragl and over 700m gain in 2km!
|A clearer day and the ski runs are visible above the town.
|I had an awesome time! Great running and beautiful mountains.
|Anne-Marie and Joel in front of a small waterfall above town.
|There is an abundance of trails around the lake and into the mountains.