You will be guided by a UIMLA trail running guide.
It doesn't matter if you ever plan to run the actual
UTMB race, though some use the week as a detailed
This is the enjoyable way to run it, in the daylight
hours, where you can savour the views, and recover
well after each day of running. Six days running makes
it a comfy distance each day, not just for the uber
We plan to recce the route at a steady race pace,
not pushing too hard, as we strive to enable you to
complete the sections just within cut off times, with
the minimum of impact on your body, to ensure that
your physical recovery is as quick as possible.
Six days of guided trail running, with fast-hiking
the steep hills.
to Chamonix, course briefing
from Chamonix to the Les Contamines area, over Col
de Voza, and up the old Roman road.
over the high passes of Col du Bonhomme and Col
de la Croix du Bonhomme. Night in Les Mottets.
over the Col de la Seigne into Italy, then Arete
Mont Favre, and descend to reach Courmayeur for
to Bertone hut, then to Arnouva and over the Grand
Col Ferret into Switzerland, to La Fouly.
the Swiss Val Ferret, then via Champex and cross
the Bovine, to descent into Trient for the night.
the Catogne, and via Vallorcine to Tete aux Vents,
to finally reach Chamonix and the end of the recce!
check out and depart
the full itinerary of this course on the
main website, please click
Course Dates UTMB recce
No Dates Available
This trip has scheduled
dates, but if there are three who
are booking together, it can be
operated on any date you wish
The numbers in brackets next to each course date
indicate the remaining spaces. Please contact us
of you require more spaces, as often we can release
extra places, subject to availability.
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full days UIMLA guiding, 1:8 max ratio
8 days holiday in total, Sunday-Sunday
Course Inclusions: 1) UIMLA guide for up
to six days, 2) Chamonix course hosts for logistics
& briefings, 3) Pre course information booklet,
4) Equipment discount voucher for our UK shop, 5) Two
nights B&B accommodation in Chamonix (inc. bedding
& towels), and 5 nights half board in mountain huts
/ lodges / gites, 6) Free 36 page technical Course Instruction
Booklet, 7) Local logistics support throughout the week.
1) Travel to and from Chamonix, 2) Personal laundry,
telephone calls, lunches, evening meals, & any purchases
in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 3) Cable cars
and mountain uplift, 4) Road transport outside the Chamonix
valley (not usually required), 5) Activities insurance,
& excess baggage charges.
We cap numbers, as this is an ultra-distance event, to
maximise group safety and allow for more flexibility and
a comfortable and managable group pace that suits everyone
in the team. During the recce, we aim to run at the race
cut off pace as an absolute maximum, for the comfort of
everyone in the team. The group sizes for this trip are
a minimum of 2 runners, and a maximum of 8 runners per
even wrote the book on it...
Published by Cicerone Press, written by Kingsley
our head running guide
40 routes including the UTMB, Vertical KM, Chamonix