UTMB – what an effort!

A friend of ours is competing in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) this weekend. 170km and 10,000m of climbing – an almost literal super-human effort. I say almost because every year around 2000 people start, and around 40% of them finish within the 46 hour cut-off. Running and walking through 2 nights, sleeping on rocks for a few minutes when required. Unbelievable!

We went to St Gervais and Les Contamines to cheer them on last night, came back, went to bed and had a lovely sleep. We are now preparing for bed again and thinking of the guys in some of these pictures who are still out there slogging away – “chapeaux”!


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