MXTREME

The diagonal of the Vaud Alps

Ultra-trail / Restricted to 300 runners

110km and 8’000 m D+

An exceptional ultra-trail for exceptional landscapes: after a departure in Bex, the route will quickly stimulate your legs to go from 500m to 2500m and face the Muverans, before diving into the magnificent region of Pont-de-Nant, Anzeinde and Solalex. After this first part, which will leave no one indifferent, it will be time to pass over the region of Villars and cross the Col de la Croix and Chamossaire before heading towards Leysin and its magnificent towers of Mayen and Aï. A wonderful view of Lake Léman, but first you have to reach the Rochers de Naye and descent through the majestic Gorges du Chauderon before arriving in Montreux, 1600 meters below.

MAGICAL you said? MAGISTRAL we answer you! Time to play!

Practical information

Departure, Arrival and podium

Depature: Bex, Saturday 30th July, 4am
Arrival: Montreux, Place du Marché, Sunday 31st July, + 34h of running
Podium: Sunday, 11:30am

Race bib distribution

Only in Bex:

  • Friday: 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday: 2:00am to 3:30am
Refreshment stations

La Tourche, Pont de Nant, Solalex, Col de la Croix, Roc d’Orsay, Le Sépey (Life base), Leysin, Corbeyrier, Joux-Verte, Col de Chaude, Hauts-de-Caux

Maximum time
  • Solalex: Saturday / 9h of running
  • Le Sépey – Life base: Saturday / 18h of running
  • Corbeyrier : Sunday / 23h of running
  • Rochers de Naye: Sunday / 31h of running
  • Arrivée Montreux: Sunday / 34h of running
Mandatory equipment

Water reserve (1 litre minimum), waterproof jacket with a hood (10’000 mm/h), headlamp with spare batteries,  spare headlamp, personal beaker, survival blanket, whistle, food reserve, long running trousers (leggings or a combination of leggings and long socks allowed), warm long-sleeved shirt (arm sleeves allowed), mobile phone working in Switzerland turned on

Recommended equipment

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

Spare bags
On top of the 2 drop bags going to the life base in Le Sépey, each participant will be able drop off others personal belongings at the departure bivouac in Bex on Saturday morning. All bags are then returned to Montreux.

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

Accommodations

You will have the possibility to pitch your tent in the departure bivouac in Bex or to sleep in the dormitories located nearby (only with reservation at info@montreux-trail.ch).

Car park & Transportation

On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, participants can leave their car in Villeneuve (for free), and a bus will take them to Bex. The bus can also be taken in Montreux, at the Market Place (public bus stop).

The timetables will be communicated shortly before the race day.

Attention : After your arrival in Montreux, you can get back to the parking using the public bus, line 201, and your bib will a valid transportation document. During the night, we will organize the necessary transportation There is no transportation back to Bex. You can find more details here.

Difficulty

★ ★ ★ ★ ★: Extreme, it is the challenge of a season or even of a lifetime! Challenge yourself! (qualifier UTMB 100K)

Fees

CHF 175.-

Restricted to 300 runners.

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