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Technitrail des Glaciers

28th to 29th September 2024

Technitrail des Glaciers: A Challenge for Experienced Trail Runners through the Vallée des Chapieux

The TPSB, scheduled for 28-29 September 2024, is the last high-altitude trail of the year. The programme includes a range of events in the heart of the wild mountains, from the Km Vertical to the Ultra. This trail is considered by the purists of the discipline to be one of the finest mountain trails in France: authenticity with a touch of technicality and rusticity in all simplicity. The start/finish of all the events is at Les Chapieux-Bourg Saint Maurice (73700).

The programme

Saturday 28 September :

+ 10km Vallée des Glaciers 360mD+ Start 10.30am

An express round trip to "La Ville des Glaciers" to discover the valley and a magnificent view of the Aiguille des Glaciers. A 10km, 360m+ route with the torrent des Glaciers as a handrail for speed lovers or to discover the valley.

+ Verticale du Bonhomme 5km 900mD+ Start 10.45am

A dry climb of around 5km and 900m+ to reach the Bonhomme refuge at 2443m. Free descent.

+ Technitrail des Glaciers-TDG- 35km 2700mD+ Start 8.30am

With this new route, TPS invites you to discover a large part of the "Thomas Roques" high-altitude technical trail, which stretches from the Tête Nord des Fours to the Col de la Seigne and overlooks the Glacier Valley.

Sunday 29 September:

+ TPSB 68km 4000mD+ Start 6h00

THE GATES TO PARADISE! On this "expert" route, located in the heart of the wild mountains "far from civilisation", TPS invites you to discover the famous "colle di bassa serra", culminating at an altitude of 2738m, a veritable wall in the heart of a glacial paradise that dominates the Col des Chavannes in the distance and offers a breathtaking view of the nearby Mont Blanc massif. Situated in an extremely little-visited area, it's a real gem. You'll also discover the Mont Fortin ridge, with its breathtaking panoramas, not forgetting the Col de l'Ouillon and Col de la Forclaz.

+ Trail du Mont Blanc-TMB-43km 2800mD+ Start 8.00am

The Trail du Mont Blanc is a mountain trail which takes place at altitude with 4 passes of over 2500m to cross and offers breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille des Glaciers.

+ Trail de la Grande Ecaille-TGC-21km 1300mD+ Start 8.30am

A short express loop of 21km and around 1300m+ with the crossing of the Grande Ecaille (2751m), an emblematic pass in the Vallée des Glaciers with an impressive view of the Aiguille des Glaciers.

And finally, for the brave :

+ TPSB ULTRA 103km (TPSB +TDG)

Take part in the 35km Technitrail des Glaciers on Saturday and the 68km TPSB on Sunday, with a ranking based on cumulative times. Scratch and category prizes M/F

Registration: traildupetitsaintbernard.fr/en-ligne/

Online registration until 24 September 2024, no on-site registration.

Limited to 400 participants, open to people aged 20 and over.

Medical certificate: compulsory, less than one year old, athletics licences accepted. Send the certificate before 24 September 2024 to inscriptions@traildupetitsaintbernard.fr .

For more information and to see the different routes: click here

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