UTMB Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Mythical Ultra-Trail Worldwide!
The Mont-Blanc Trailers and the French, Italian and Swiss municipalities of the Mont-Blanc region invite you to an extraordinary adventure: go around Mont-Blanc individually in one step, crossing 3 countries!
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® invites you to experience an extraordinary adventure by participating in one of the 7 events on offer.
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® - the "queen" and original race: 171 km & 10,300 m D + - 2,300 runners!
" Mountain event, with numerous passages at altitude (> 2500m), in climatic conditions that can be very difficult (night, wind, cold, rain or snow), requiring very good training, adapted equipment and a real capacity for personal autonomy. It is 6pm and there are more than 2300 of us sharing the same dream: to go around the Mont-Blanc in less than two days. Each of us has prepared ourselves carefully over many months.
Despite the enormity of the event, we are serene because we know that nearly 2000 volunteers are taking part in the same adventure, ready to offer their passion and help in a spirit of sharing and friendship. We are going to live a timeless adventure!
In the moonlight, we will rub the Aiguille de Bionnassay and cross the Col du Bonhomme. At sunrise, we will cross the Col de la Seigne and enter Italy in the magic of the Val Veni dominated by the Noire de Peuterey and the glaciers coming down from Mont Blanc. Then comes the Val Ferret, guarded by the Dent du Géant and the Grandes Jorasses before finally passing through Switzerland and savouring its carefully preserved environment. We will have to endure fatigue, overcome our doubts and anxieties. Some of us, having pushed their limits to the extreme, will prefer to stop while keeping the hope to finish the full lap next time. The others will cross Bovine and Tseppes. Then, facing the Aiguille Verte, the vertical Drus and the majesty of the Mont Blanc, they will dive to the finish in the heart of Chamonix.
Whatever happens, we will all meet again on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the winners, applaud the last arrivals even more and share, runners and volunteers together, our joys, sufferings and emotions.