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X-Alpine

68 MI 27'600 ft

The main Swiss Alps trail, X-Alpine is definitely alpine and will become a real challenge for experienced ultratrailers.

 

The route joins the 3 valleys of the river Dranse, forming a symbolic link between these three geographic regions. Two main uphills will harden the beggining , passing by the top of Catogne (2598m), with a breathtaking view and by the Orny hut (2826m), by a glacier. La Fouly is roughly in the middle of the route and from there a new adventure starts. Leading the runners by the famous Col du Grand St Bernard, through several villages and pastures and also up the last 1200m ascent to La Chaux, called "the wall" by runners.

 

Start
Verbier (Place de l’Ermitage), 7th July 2018, 1:00 and 4:00 am.

To get the route on an interactive Swisstopo map, click on the map below and in the new window, click on XXL mal on the right corner

You can download the GPX track with a right click on this link and "record the target of the link on..."

 


You can download the GPS file with a right click on this link.


ITRA points

Every finisher of the X-Alpine will gain 6 ITRA qualification points, usefull for X-Alpine or for other races.

Choose your starting time

Choose your starting time correctly to avoid being stopped at the first aid stations or being stopped by the cut off times.

First start: Saturday 01:00 am. Runners claiming to finish between 26:30 and 36 hours.
Second start: Saturday 04:00 am. Runners claiming to finish in less than 30 hours.

First check points openings:
Sembrancher (km 11.6): 02:40 a.m.
Alpage de Catogne (km 17.5): 04:10 a.m.

Watch out, any runners who cover Verbier-Sembrancher in less than 1 hour 40 will be stopped at the first check point if they start at 1:00 am.

2018 Cut-off times

Sembrancher reach in less than 2h30
Champex 10:30
La Fouly 17:00
Plan de La Chaux 19:00
Gd-St-Bernard 21:15
Bourg-St-Pierre 01:00
Cabane de Mille 04:45
Lourtier 08:00
Verbier 13:00

 

 

 

 

 

 



All runners leaving  the check points after these time limits will be disqualified from the race and will have his/her chip cancelled.

Dropped bag:

A personal bag can be left on the starting line in Verbier. You'll find it back in Bourg St Pierre and it will be taken back to the Post office in Verbier.

You can also leave a deposit bag in Verbier that will stay there till your arrival.

Numbers withdrawal and briefing

Runners for the X-Alpine have to take their bib numbers on Friday 6th of July in Le Châble (Espace St Marc) between 2:00 and 20:30 p.m with your identity card. Take then the opportunity to visit our Trail exhibition with several running brands who propose special discount on this occasion.

The briefing for the whole races is from 17h45 to 18h15.

Fees, conditions and subscriptions

To be at least 20 years old at the time you participate to the 111MI X-Alpine.
Limited to 550 runners.

CHF 147.-  1st October 2017  -  31st January 2018
CHF 167.-  1st February 2018  -  1st July 2018