I am going to run the 16 k version of the Eiger Ultra Trail Marathon!!!

So this bad boy is going down on July 18.

I am going to run the Eiger 16k version of the Ultra marathon trail. I cannot take credit for this idea, and will be running it with a friend who I am sure will soundly trounce my time, but I am excited.

Yes, you read that right. Me, lazo with a serious hate hate relationship with pounding the pavement. Me, with the serious regrets for never training enough for mountaineering season or racing. Well. Times will change: discipline!

This bad boy is what I am getting myself into in July.

This bad boy is what I am getting myself into in July.

It’s pretty bad ass, I am not going to lie, its 16 km with almost 1,000 height meters to climb, that’s a whole kilometer straight up kidos, and I am gonna destroy it. Well, no, its probably going to destroy me, but I am so fricking absolutely excited it is going to be awesome. Training has already commenced!

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About adventuresunplugged

The world is a really cool place. I moved to Zurich almost three years ago to start my PhD, and have really enjoyed the different opportunites living close to the Swiss alps offered. This blog is about some of my adventures, climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, traveling... life in general! Wow, haven't updated this bad boy in some time! While the above is still true I have gone on to finish the PhD, so that is Dr Unplugged to you. I also have landed a job in Switzerland and will be shortly moving to Geneva. Clearly I have some adventures ahead left to explore with you guys along for company!
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3 Responses to I am going to run the 16 k version of the Eiger Ultra Trail Marathon!!!

  1. Trev says:

    Hello.

    I have just signed up the 16k as well and very excited after watching their official video.

    I had been running solidly for more than a year now so the distance is not a problem, however the altitude will probably be, will you be doing any high altitude training beforehand?

    Trev.

    • Hey Trev, super cool we will be suffering together!

      Do you mean the altitude gain (1,000 height meters) or the actual highest altitude that the race will be running over?
      J

      • Trev says:

        Indeed, suffering is certainly the correct word, however I also think it is going to be quite hard not to stop and take pictures, the scenery seems almost unbelievable.

        Yeah it’s the altitude gain but after talking to a colleague, that apparently shouldn’t be a major issue.

        Another quick question: having never visiting Grindelwald, would you have to take gondalo lifts to get around the local area.

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