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 Hotel Jungfrau in Fiescheralp. 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 begins with a cozy kick-off on Friday evening on the Fiescheralp at the Hotel Jungfrau. Over a delicious dinner, we get in the mood for the coming days and clarify all the organizational details.

Saturday 29 June

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

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 ascent west up to the Bettmerhorn. This is a perfect warm-up and we return 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 make our way to the Gletscherstube. From here, the picturesque descent begins via several short steps and polished rocky ridges down to the Aspi-Titter suspension bridge. With countless photos on the bridge in the bag and the shaky crossing, it's time to gain a few meters in altitude before descending through the village of Bellwald. A little off the race track, we follow a beautiful forest path to Fiesch. Our second adventure ends there and we return to base camp by public transport. If you still want to gain altitude, you can tackle the ascent on foot.

Course Online Map
Total distance: 21.5km
Total elevation gain: 860 meters
Total elevation loss: 2'020 meters

Monday 1 July

Today we leave our home base. Those who need a bit of downhill training can run, while those who want to conserve their strength can take the gondola down the mountain. From Fiesch, we head off the Swiss Alps Trails to Mühlebach, where we rejoin the route. The important ascent to Chäserstatt to the refreshment station is imminent. Coffee, cake and/or pretzels are on the program. Then it's on to the Eggerhorn, an important crunch point in the two longest distances. Depending on the number of sheep, the climb up the front flank is somewhat more impressive. The view from the summit rewards the strenuous ascent before a long descent down into the Binntal valley. We set up camp there for the night.

Course Online Map
Total distance: 20.1km
Total elevation gain: 1'780 meters
Total elevation loss: 1'420 meters

Tuesday 2 July

On the fourth day, we will tackle the difficult section of the 100 km and 160 km race. The starting shot is fired in the small Valais village of Binn. There we begin with a seemingly short but difficult ascent to the Breithorn. Although it is only 8.1 km between the Binn aid station and the Breithorn, there is a 5.2 km section with an altitude difference of 1,150 meters. Once we reach the top of the Breithorn, we first enjoy the hard-earned view up and down the valley before rolling on to Grengiols. There we take the train back to Fiesch. Finally, we enjoy dinner together before saying goodbye in all directions.

Course Online Map
Total distance: 21.1km
Total elevation gain: 1'230 meters
Total elevation loss: 1'750 meters

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