Guidebook to exploring the classic trail running regions around the Mont Blanc massif, visiting France, Switzerland and Italy. 40 runs are graded by terrain, from wide trails to technical skyrunning, with information on ascent/descent and distance. Includes the 168km ultra-trail of Mont Blanc as well as shorter day runs.
Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping and route profile, with notes on safety and useful tips for runners. Also included is a comprehensive equipment checklist plus information on running at altitude, adapting to the Alps, navigation, maps and mountain safety.
Renowned as a mecca for trail runners, the Chamonix Valley and Mont Blanc region is home to some of the greatest trail running races in the world, including the Tor des gants and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. The landscape, with its dramatic mountain scenery and ethereal vistas, offers diverse trail options and true adventure � the perfect playground for this exhilarating sport.