Runner's Inspiration: A Trail Gallery

Photographers Dan and Janine Patitucci have a had busy year traveling, climbing and running on some of the world's premier trails. Enjoy these eight incredible shots they took and get stoked for your own human powered adventures this season.

1. Running in the Swiss Alps on a trail to the Schynige Platte, in the Bernese Oberland. The same trail used in the Eiger Trail Race.

2. Running in the Swiss Alps on a trail to the Schynige Platte, in the Bernese Oberland. The same trail used in the Eiger Trail Race.

3. The Hardergrat is a 24 kilometer long ridgeline from Interlaken, to Brienz, Switzerland. The trail literally stays right on the edge of the ridge, sometimes knife edge in places with the sides dropping away for over 1000 meters. It is considered a classic one-day trail.

4. The Hardergrat is a 24 kilometer long ridgeline from Interlaken, to Brienz, Switzerland. The trail literally stays right on the edge of the ridge, sometimes knife edge in places with the sides dropping away for over 1000 meters. It is considered a classic one-day trail.

5. Runner above the Mediterranean at Cap de Creus while on a trail running tour of the Costa Brava

6. Trail running near the Annapurna Basecamp at sunrise with Machhapuchhare in the background while on a climbing expedition. Running helps climbers acclimate to the high elevation of the Himalaya, Nepal.

7. A trail runner high above the Brienzersee and Interlaken at sunrise on the Hardergrat, Switzerland

8. Trail Running on the snow above Grindelwald, Switzerland with big mountain views of the Wetterhorn.