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The Adventure to Follow the UTMB

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The Adventure to Follow the UTMB

Running Collection by Suunto

5

Tours

22:27 h

69.4 mi

20,300 ft

The adventure to follow the UTMB®: We asked Courtney Dauwalter and Pau Capell, previous winners of UTMB, to share their most iconic spots of the race with us.

The UTMB, or Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, is a 170-kilometer (105 miles) long mountain ultramarathon starting and ending in Chamonix, France. With a total elevation gain of about 10,000 metres (32,940 feet), it is widely considered as one of the toughest trail running races in the world.

Set between France, Italy and Switzerland, the UTMB takes runners up magical mountain passes and down splendid valleys. We created different routes with those five epic spots recommended by Courtney and Pau for you to live this adventure your way. From Chamonix to Grand Col Ferret, these are UTMB classics. Time to lace up and run!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Loop from Champex-Lac to Trient

    04:48
    17.4 mi
    3.6 mph
    5,975 ft
    5,975 ft

    Champex-Lac (1466m)

    

    Located at km 126 of the UTMB® and located in the Swiss Alps, Champex-Lac a picturesque lakeside town surrounded by forests and mountains. Ideal for families, the area offers routes and activities of all styles and for all audiences.

    

    This Tour takes you all the way up the Col de la

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    Champex-Lac

    Running Highlight

    Nestled between a lake and mountains, Champex-Lac is a stunning little alpine village. Walking in town, you'll be amazed by its many traditional wooden chalets. It definitely has a pretty unique charm to it.

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  • 02:36
    10.1 mi
    3.9 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft

    Vallorcine (1,120m)

    

    Located at km 150 of the UTMB®, it's the last village in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc Valley before reaching Switzerland.

    

    If you're there during race weekend, we recommend the ascent to Tête Aux Vents to see the race leaders pass on their last climb before the long descent of the Flég

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  • 08:27
    15.5 mi
    1.8 mph
    4,525 ft
    4,500 ft

    Bonatti Refuge (2025m)

    

    Located at km 92 of the UTMB®, it was named in homage to the Italian mountaineer Walter Bonatti in 1998. Spectacular views await you just in front of the Grandes Jorasses, allowing you to discover the Val Ferret: A spectacular valley in the Courmayeur area; the Italian gateway

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    Rifugio Walter Bonatti

    Running Highlight

    Named after the Italian mountaineer Walter Bonatti (1930-2011), this modern refuge was opened in 1998. It is located at the foot of the Grandes Jorasses. This cozy hideaway is one of the best places to eat or spend the night.

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  • 02:56
    14.4 mi
    4.9 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,300 ft

    Col du Bonhomme (2,329m)

    

    Located at km 43 of the UTMB®, this Col is not the highest mountain pass of the route, but it is the longest one to ascend.

    

    Take it easy on the softer start from Saint Gervais or Les Contamines because from La Balme the most demanding part awaits you.

    

    You’ll be rewarded by epic

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  • 03:40
    12.0 mi
    3.3 mph
    3,800 ft
    3,725 ft

    La Fouly (1,600m)

    

    Located at km 111 of the UTMB®, Fouly is a small town in the Swiss sector of Mont Blanc.

    

    It is a perfect starting point on the path to Grand Col Ferret (2,537m), which marks the border between Switzerland and Italy.

    

    An ascent with switchbacks of about 1,000 meters takes you up the highest

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    La Fouly

    Running Highlight

    A small Swiss village very typical of the region with traditional wooden chalets. It is surrounded by mountain flower fields and the highest peaks in the region, with a crystal clear river running through the middle of the village. A paradise !

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Highlights
    5
  • Distance
    69.4 mi
  • Duration
    22:27 h
  • Elevation
    20,300 ft

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