In late 2016, we ventured up the Swiss Alps armed with the new Cloudventure Waterproof, to test it through the trails and Autumn weather. Now, close to the end of Winter, we’ve returned the same spot in the Alps to run the Cloudventure through a very different looking world.
In the southern Swiss canton of Valais in Winter it lays everywhere. Of course, this is to be expected from an area that has over 50 mountains that exceed 4,000m each. This is to where we’ve returned with the Cloudventure Waterproof, except unlike in Autumn, this world is now awash in white and wisps of snow that are kicked-up with each step we take.
The higher we climb, the deeper the snow – each step breaking the perfectly flat, snow-covered surface and showing that we’re the only ones to have taking this path in some time. Still we push on, step by step closer to the summit and, despite the “run” slowed by the deep snow, our hearts beat faster awaiting the view from the top.
And so we climb and we reach the peak. Cold weather running gear on. Warm breath hanging in the air. A white world laid out around us that couldn’t be more alien to the world we saw just a few months before. Some people don’t like to run in the snow. Some people haven’t seen the sights we have on top of mountain that day…