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27 JULY - 28 JULY 2024 

"WONDERWALL"

REGISTRATIONS OPEN

CROSSING HIGHLANDS

112 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 (please refer to the Roadbook for the latest changes)

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

Stigelberg, Turbach, Saanen, Grubenberghütte, Rougemont, Rossinière, Hongrin, Col de Chaude

MAXIMUM TIME

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

Rougemont (64 km) - Sat 23h00 (17 hours in race)

Rossinière (79 km) - Sun 03h00 (21 hours in race)

Finish (112 km) - Sun 14h00 (32 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.

DROP BAGS

1 bag of 60L will be provided by the organization that will follow the runner to the base camp in Rougemont.  The maximum weight of the drop-bag cannot exceed 15 kilos. 
 

The organizer declines all responsibility in case of loss or theft of any valuable item or cash.

CAR PARK &
TRANSPORTATION

Shuttles will leave for Lenk on Friday evening subject to registration and payment of a fee. With the addition of the special "Highlands deal", no shuttle will be organised on Saturday.

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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