Ultra race Edition 2018
• Back to the close version of 160 km with 167 km and 52 hours max
• The connection between Pierrefitte and Cauterets is via Béderet
• The climb from Luz Saint Sauveur to Tournaboup is through the Bolou valley and the Glère refuge
Warning: the course has many parts on mountain trail where it is not easy to run, especially in the area of Néouvielle (around Col de Bastanet, the refuge of Glère and the hut of Aygues Cluses)
Composition of the resupplyings
At Merlans restaurant, La Mongie, Col de Sencours, Hautacam, Bederet, Cauterets, Aulian, Tournaboup: oranges, bananas, bread, cheese, ham, sausage, dried fruits, cakes, cakes, chocolate in tablet, still water, sparkling water , coca, tea, coffee and soup
At the Glère refuge: bread, cheese, ham, sausage, dried fruits, salted cakes, cakes, still water and soup
Ditto Pierrefitte and Luz Saint Sauveur with more pasta and compotes.
At the Sardiche hut and the Aygues Cluses hut: water only.
It is possible to make forward clothes and resupplying toPierrefitte and Luz Saint Sauveur life base. two bags of 20 l will be handed to every participant at the time of the delivery of bibs. This bags must be handed to the organization before 8 pm on Thursday. It will be returned on arrival on Saturdays late in the afternoon.
The start will be given Friday, August 24 at 5 am from Vielle Aure. Runners will ride on motorized roads and then ski slopes at Col du Portet. They will then switch to the sector of Néouvielle to reach by Col de Bastanet the refuge of Campana du Cloutou then the station of Mongie. Then climb to the Col de Sencours, the Pic du Midi, return to the Col de Sencours before climbing the passes of Bonida, Aoube, Bareilles and Ouscouaou to reach Hautacam. Descent on Pierrefitte where is the first life base.
A very long climb leads to the Col de Riou where we descend to Cauterets before returning by the Col de Lisey to join Luz Saint Sauveur, second base life. We then go up to the Glère refuge by the Bolou valley then we go down to the Tournaboup car park to return to the Néouveille area to pass the Col de Barèges and join the Col de Portet which leads back to Vielle Aure.
The best could take less than 26 hours while the time barrier is set for the last ones to finish in less than 52 hours.
The Google Earth version of the course is downloadable HERE