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27 JULY - 28 JULY 2024 

"WONDERWALL"

REGISTRATIONS FROM DECEMBER 1st

CROSSING HIGHLANDS

110 KILOMETRES WITH 5'440 M D+

When the Bernese Highlands meet the Gastlosen "Wall"

Highlands? What have the Scottish Highlands got to do with a trail in the middle of the Swiss Alps? Will there be whisky at the refreshment posts? Will long-haired cows replace the famous Simmental cows? Or is it a question of anticipating... unpredictable weather?

 

This original new route takes place mainly in the Bernese Highlands ('Oberland') before reaching the Pays-d'Enhaut, so we felt the term Highlands perfectly reflected this route.

After setting off from the Lenk station in the centre of the Simmental, the riders will ride along the peaks of the cantonal border between Bern and Valais, culminating in the crystal-clear waters of the Iffigsee. The Tungelpass and Trütlisbergpass will then take them on the Via Alpina to Gstaad, where some of the residents are as famous as this new route will soon be.

After a hearty refreshment stop in Saanen, it's on to the foot of the Gastlosen, the "dolomites of Switzerland", and then the Pays-d'Enhaut, the world capital of hot-air balloons, a means of transport that could have proved useful for overcoming the last hurdle (although...): the Rochers-de-Naye, perched at 2,000m and offering one of the most beautiful panoramas of the lake and the Franco-Swiss Alps. All that remains is a short, 1,600-metre climb downhill to the beach at Montreux.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

START

FINISH

Lenk, Saturday 27 July, 6am
 

Clarens (Montreux), Plage du Pierrier, until Sunday 28 July, + 32h race

RACE BIB 

DISTRIBUTION

Friday 26 July from 5pm to 7pm (Lenk)
 

Saturday 27 July from 4.00am to 5.30am (Lenk)

REFRESHMENT POSTS

Iffigsee, Trütlisberg, Saanen, Grubenberghütte, Rougemont, Les Moulins, Hongrin, Col de Chaude

MAXIMUM TIME

Saanen (38 km) - Sat 13h30 (7.5 hours in race)

Rougemont (64 km) - Sat 21h00 (15 hours in race)

Rossinière (79 km) - Sun 00h30 (18.5 hours in race)

Finish (110 km) - Sun 12h00 (30 hours in race)

MANDATORY EQUIPEMENT

Water reserve (minimum 1L), Waterproof jacket (10,000 mm/h) with hood¹. ¹the jacket must be made from a waterproof (recommended minimum 10,000 Schmerber) and breathable membrane (recommended RET less than 13), Headlamp with spare batteries, Spare headlamp, Tumbler, Survival blanket, Whistle, Food reserve, Long-legged running trousers or tights (corset + leggings accepted), Warm long-sleeved clothing (cuffs accepted), Mobile phone working in Switzerland in working order and switched on.

² Depending on the weather conditions, the organisers will announce at the pre-race briefing which equipment is compulsory and which may be optional.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPEMENT

Gloves, spare T-shirt, cap or bandana, sunglasses, sun cream

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Participants can leave their personal belongings at the start in Lenk on Saturday morning and collect them on arrival in Montreux (Clarens).

 

The organisers accept no responsibility for the loss, damage or theft of any valuables.

CAR PARK &
TRANSPORTATION

Shuttles will leave for Lenk on Friday evening and early Saturday morning, subject to registration and payment of a fee. Details and registration will follow in the coming weeks.

A transport plan will be available a few days before the race.

DIFFICULTY

★★★ Unlike the MXTREME, the historic 110km of our event, CROSSING HIGHLANDS has much less D+, which should make it more playful and 'rolling', even if the distance is still to be taken very seriously.

FEES

01.12.2023 – 15.12.2023
16.12.2023 – 30.06.2024
from 01.07.2024                        

CHF 110

CHF 165

CHF 195

EARLY BIRD !

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