2024 Training Camp

The Swiss Alps 100 is presenting the 3rd annual training camp from Friday June 28 to Tuesday July 2, 2024 at a cost of CHF800.-. The camp headquarter will be at the Restaurant Alpina in Fiescheralp, which is also happen to be the first aid station at the race. The cost will include:

You do not have to be registered to run the Swiss Alps 100 in order to participate at this camp.

Click here to sign up for the 2024 Training Camp

The routes are adjusted according to the snow and weather conditions.

Meeting: Friday evening 28 June

The running adventure starts with a cozy prelude on Thursday evening at the Hotel Alpina in Fiescheralp. Together, we will have a delicious dinner and get in the mood for the coming days and clarify all organizational matters.

Saturday 29 June

After a hearty breakfast at the Hotel Alpina, we finally start on the trails towards Riederfurka. This is a route reserved for the 160 km participants. From Riederfurka we descend to the suspension bridge Belalp-Riederalp. After the imposing bridge crossing, we go up to the picturesque Hotel Belalp with a new impressive perspective on the Aletsch Glacier. The way back starts with the valley crossing over the Gibidum dam, then a slightly different route back to Riederfurka. From there we walk on the moraine along the Aletsch glacier and turn right before Bettmerhorn down to Fiescheralp. A hearty dinner awaits us at the Hotel Alpina.

Course Online Map
Total distance: 36km
Total elevation gain: 2'320 meters
Total elevation loss: 2'320 meters

Sunday 30 June

The second day begins with a first climb west up to Bettmerhorn. This is a perfect warm-up and we return back to the ridge - towards the majestic Aletsch glacier. Between the massive Bettmerhorn and the eternal ice, we enjoy the fresh, clear air, the breathtaking view and head to the Gletscherstube. From here begins the picturesque descent down several short flights of stairs and abraded rock ridges to the Aspi-Titter suspension bridge. With countless photos on the bridge in the bag and the shaky crossing, we first have to collect a few meters of altitude again before we descend through the village of Bellwald to Niederwald. There ends our second adventure and by public transport it goes back to the restaurant Alpina.

Course Online Map
Total distance: 20.5km
Total elevation gain: 880 meters
Total elevation loss: 1'850 meters

Monday 1 July

On the third day we start after a short train ride in Reckingen. There we soon leave the pretty village up towards Blinnental. Here begins an important section to discover. Here the other, the wild and deserted Valais appears for the first time. This is to be experienced and enjoyed on the way to Chummefurgge and then down to Chäserstatt. Here we set up the last camp and enjoy a delicious pretzel and then move into our accommodation.

Course Online Map
Total distance: 17.1km
Total elevation gain: 1'430 meters
Total elevation loss: 968 meters

Tuesday 2 July

On the fourth day we will tackle the difficult section in the 100 km and 160 km race. From Chäserstatt we wind our way through the wide Rappental valley high up to the Eggerhorn. The first knachpoint is reached here and is rounded off with a juicy descent to Binn. After a short stopover, we start there with a seemingly short but difficult ascent to the Breithorn. Between the refreshment station Binn and Breithorn it is only 8.1 km, but there is a 5.2 km section with an altitude difference of 1'150 meters. Arriving at the top of the Breithorn, we first enjoy the hard-earned view up and down the valley before moving on to the Rosswald. There we take the gondola to Termen and a bus to Brig to the train station.

Course Online Map
Total distance: 32.3km
Total elevation gain: 2'360 meters
Total elevation loss: 2'320 meters

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