Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Highlights North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 2008

On the last weekend of August Chamonix hosted a new edition of the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 2008. The international race, took place in one of the most incredible landscapes on the world. A breathtaking scenery of seven valleys, 71 glaciers and 400 summits like the Mont Blanc, the Dent du Géant and the rock face of the Grandes Jorasses.
The athletes covered a distance of 166 km and 9,400 of positive altitude change along the famous GR TMB, within 46 hours, at an altitude ranging between 1012 m and 2537 m., crossing six passes over 2000 metres high.