The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - UTMB

 
 
Last Updated: 
Wed, 20 May 2015

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, also known as the UTMB: Every year, at the end of August, the trails around the Mont Blanc get really busy for one of the most amazing competitions ever organized.

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc crosses three countries: France, Italy and Switzerland.

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - UTMB logo
Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - UTMB Podium
Start of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - UTMB
Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - UTMB
Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - UTMB

The Ultra Trail of the Mont Blanc starts in Chamonix, on the French side of Mont Blanc. This part of the circuit is the friendliest: beautiful valleys, forest paths, mellow curves and an incomparable flora.

Then, a balcony-style path unveils the Italian side. This part of the trail is bordered by a fierce and dark rock face, bristling with peaks. After the Italian Val Ferret, the Swiss Val Ferret offers a return to a friendlier view of the mountains.

The Mont-Blanc area, a unique and genuine region, invites you, in the course of this hike, to discovery its varied and majestic scenery. You will be astonished with the impressive massif of the Mont-Blanc, omnipresent in front of your gaze throughout the circuit.

The Competitions of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)

  1. The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - about 163 km and 9,400 m of altitude change - 46 hours maxi
  2. The Courmayeur/Champex/Chamonix (CCC) - about 96 km and 5,600 m of altitude change - 25 hours maxi
  3. The Traces des Ducs de Savoir (TDS) - 105 km and 6700m uphill
  4. The Orsières/Champex/Chamonix (OCC) - 53 km & 3300m D+
  5. La Petite Trotte à Leon (PTL)
  6. Youth Chamonix/Courmayeur (YCC) - 15km & 1100m D+ (for youngsters from 15 to 19 years old)

Even if you are not a racer, come and cheer on these courageous athletes. More info about the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB):

For up to the minute info, please visit the official Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) website: www.ultratrailmb.com.