Monte Rosa SkyMarathon 2019
Europe's highest skyrunning race is back on Monte Rosa22 June 2019
The Monte Rosa SkyMarathon, the highest skyrunning race in Europe, returns to the peaks of Monte Rosa on June 22, 2019.
This unique event in true skyrunning style traverses moraine, snow fields and glaciers for 35 kilometres with a gruelling 7,000m ascent and descent. The athletes race in teams of two, roped together for safety. The course retraces the original route first completed in 1993 from Alagna Valsesia, 1,192m, via the Bocchetta delle Pisse, 2,396m, to the Indren cable car station at 3,260m. It continues towards the Gnifetti Hut, 3,647m, Colle del Lys, 4,250m, to summit at the Margherita Hut, 4,554m returning by the same route to Alagna.
The race starts in Alagna Valsesia (Piemonte, IT) at 6.00. Maximum total time: 9h.