Text by PHILIPPE Billard / film by Didier Lafond – Editions Le Petit Montagnard autour du Mont-Blanc
Soft bound - 144 pages - 175 pictures - Size: 9.2’ x 10.8’
Text in english - Edition 2013
DVD : "The Movie" 22 mn
The Trail-Running world reference offering four races.
A great human epic gathering the trail-running community who are fascinated by a magical environment, The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is a unique event in the field of Trail Running at the world level.
The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc offers four events which make the tour, enlarged or reduced, or the half the tour in one direction or the other, of mont Blanc.
The UTMB is the queen of the courses. Since the first race, it has been called the "race of the superlatives". A complete tour of the Mont-Blanc massif, which all ultra runners must finish once in their life-time.
168 km - 9 600 metres of positive height gain – 3 countries along the route – Maximum running time: 46 hours - Indicative time of first runners : 20 hours.
ULTRA-TRAIL THE BOOK & THE MOVIE
The book is an introspection in several voices: Ultra-Trail by itself, born by words heard or dreamed about by all those who take part, volunteers, competitors, organisers, journalists... It is necessary to look at it, scrutinise the faces photographed as well browsing through the sublime Mont-Blanc landscapes. It is also necessary to read it to hear the voice, there and the values, telling the tales and legends and bringing it alive from the inside.
The movie offers a giant stride across the Mont-Blanc massif, an opportunity to immerse yourself in its wonder, to abandon yourself to its power, and to put yourself in the shoes of those souls who choose to show their reverence with the most demanding of pilgrimages.