Location: Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
Photo: Ian Alderman
Runner: Belle Zimmerli
In the Bernese Oberland lies the utterly spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley. JRR Tolkien’s inspiration for the locations in Lord of the Rings, this epic valley with its towering sides is certainly not short on drama. October’s early snowfall restricted Alpine marathoner Zimmerli to training in the safety of the valley’s flat bottom.