Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PTL 2014 - the steepest ever!

UTMB has published the new La Petite Trotte à Léon (PTL) 2014 course. And what a course it is: Chamonix - Champex - Bourg Saint Pierre - Morgex - Petit Saint Bernard - Col du Joly - Chamonix via the most breathtaking climbs!

PTL 2014 course.

According to the time chart below, this course will be 28,272m (92,756 ft) / 307.1km (190 miles), thus earning a steepness factor 92.1! If you check out my August post Steep is the new flat, you will see that this is way steeper than any other ultra trail on my lists.

PTL 2014 official time, distance and altitude chart.

This new epic course looks like an ultra trail runner's dream. It will earn a spot on many bucket lists, but before you can stand on the starting line on August 25th 2014 at 17:30, you still need a team of 2-3 persons, of whom at least one must have finished PTL, Tor des Geants or UTMB. The maximum number of teams is 80. The event will fill up  quickly when the registration period opens on December 19th.

There is plenty of steepness to be climbed around Mont Blanc!

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