Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Meeting in Chamonix at 6AM – transfer to Courmayeur by taxi. The first day takes you to the Val Veny at the foot of Italian Mont Blanc towards the Chavanne pass. After a long path in balcony, a beautiful ascent awaits you before descending in the Aosta valley direction. Then begins the ascent to the Petit Saint Bernard, which marks the border between France and Italy. An area full of history. You enter in Beaufortain.
The second day begins with a long descent to Bourg Saint Maurice through the pastures. Be careful with your feet because the rise to Fort de la Platte is tough! Then you will reach a wild and technical Beaufortain with the passage near Forclaz lakes. Then the Passeur de Pralognan. Here we must have a mountaineer foot. A long descent finally takes you to the Cormet de Roselend before the Sauce pass, the last difficulty of the day.
For this step, you will discover the Outray mountain before descending to the valley and see the Beaufort and Hauteluce villages. The trail takes you to the Joly pass, the border between Savoie and Haute Savoie. It will then be time to descent to Contamines via the Roman road (runners of the legendary utltra trail around Mt Blanc will take this road in reverse).
Last stage of your journey, it is also the shortest for you to get in good shape in Chamonix! The route will lead you through the pastures at the foot of the Mont Blanc glaciers. You will appreciate the beauty of the Truc and Tricot passes. A final descent and you will only have to go between Les Houches and Chamonix!
Cottages and mountain huts.
A minimum number of participants (defined in advance) is required for the departure to take place. If the number of participants is insufficient and the departure is cancelled, clients will be informed via a phone call at least a week prior to the scheduled departure date and will receive a complete refund.
Clients are required to have a multi-risk insurance, covering cancellation fees, rescue and accident, repatriation and baggage loss or theft.
Group size: 7 to 14 people.
- Regular practice of running and other endurance activities 4-5 times per week for at least 1:15h
- Regular practice of foot race in varied terrain
- Regular practice of mountain hiking
- Experience and participation in trail in the mountains of at least 40km and 2000m of positive vertical drop and being able to progress at a minimum speed of 800m positive vertical drop / hr for 1 hour,
In racing recognition: being able to keep the barriers official schedules of the race on the duration of the course, the course is usually done in several days (2-4 days depending on the relevant races)
- Mountain environment knowledge required
- During the day: a light backpack with a waterproof jacket, a long sleeve warm fleece type, a survival blanket, a whistle, an individual pharmacy kit*, a cap or headband, a hat and thin gloves, sunglasses suitable for running, long tights if you are wearing shorts to run, cereal bars and energy drinks, a plastic bag for waste, biodegradable toilet paper, a headlamp, a minimum reserve water of 1.5L, an elastic strapping strip and some cash
- To wear: running short, a short-sleeved t-shirt, running socks and already worn trail shoes
- For the whole stay: a silk sheet, a towel, spare clothes for 4 days, a personal hygiene kit, spare shoes, a spare water socket, spare batteries for the headlamp, a pair of spare laces, a pocketknife and earplugs
- Recommended additional equipment: poles and camera
* Individual pharmacy kit: anti-friction cream, sunscreen, double skin dressings, elastic band, paracetamol, anti-diarrheal, antiseptic and personal drugs
I hold the State Certificate of Mountain Leader (UIMLA), Athlete of Team Garmin Adventure. I won many trail competitions such as Oxygen Challenge, The Glaciers Tour of Vanoise, Albertville Trail, Drayes Blanches of Vercors, the Frison Roche Beaufort, Run and skate of Chamonix… I have also some racing podiums such as the Saintélyon, the Lyon Urban Trail, the Causses Marathon, the Allobroges. I am an ex-sportswoman of high level in rowing (World Championships, World Cups, France Championships). I have a mastery STAPS (Sport) and BEES First degree in rowing.
I organise and supervise many trail courses in the Alps with a pro team, a friends group with whom we have a mission: Run and enjoy! I invite you to contact me if you want to train and/or discover these incredible massifs.
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