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 North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, crosses three countries: France, Italy and Switzerland.
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, warm curves and an incomparable flora.
UTMB: The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
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. Following the Italian Val Ferret, the Swiss Val Ferret offers a return to a friendlier view of the mountain.
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 North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)
The Competitions of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) are
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 Duques de Savoir (TDS) - 105 km and 6700m uphill
4. La Petite Trotte à Leon (PTL)
Even if you are not a racer, come cheer on these courageous athletes.
More info about The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)
For up to the minute info, please visit the official The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) website: