There are no words for the way I feel right now. It took 3 hours for Renaud and I to hike, run, and scale our way up 3,000 feet to the top of Saleve and back down the other side. Once I have all the pictures from Renaud, I’ll do a full post that will give justice to this incredible challenge.
When we got off the bus in a small Swiss town this morning near the foot of Saleve I was starting to doubt myself. A natural athlete, Renaud conquers this mountain almost daily in order to train for sky running and other endurance trail races. He also mistakenly told me that many of his friends don’t dare go with him to run Saleve in winter due to the ice and snow. Luckily, this was the magic motivation I needed as my competitive side decided I wanted to not only finish but push myself as much as possible physically and mentally.
Here are some pictures from the experience but many more and a post with descriptions of each section will come later!