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The adventure to follow the UTMB – Navigate to these 5 cool spectator spots

SuuntoRun — 26 August 2021

Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc is an epic adventure with its 171 km distance and 10,040 meters of elevation gain. Also following the race can be an adventure: These five routes will take you to the key spots along the UTMB® route!

Ultra-trail du Mont Blanc is coming back on August 27-28, 2021 after a two-year break. We asked Courtney Dauwalter and Pau Capell, the winners of the latest edition of the UTMB® (2019), to share their favorite points along the way.

Read on, get the routes from komoot and sync them to your Suunto for navigation. Happy adventures!

 

Col du Bonhomme (2329m)

Located at Km 43 of the UTMB®. It is not the highest col of the route, but it is the longest ascent of all points that we are recommending to follow the UTMB®.Take it easy on the softer start from Saint Gervais or Les Contamines because from La Balme the most demanding part awaits you.

Refuge Bonatti (2025m)

Located at Km 92 of the UTMB®. Named in homage to the Italian mountaineer Walter Bonatti.Spectacular views await you just in front of the Grandes Jorasses, allowing you to discover the Vale Ferret. A spectacular valley in the Courmayeur area; the Italian gateway to Mont Blanc.

La Fouly (1600m)

Located at Km 111 of the UTMB®. A small town in the Swiss sector of Mont Blanc. A perfect starting point on the path to Grand Col Ferret (2537m); the border point between Switzerland and Italy. An ascent of practically 1000m + in a zig-zag allows us to reach one of the highest steps and spectacular views.

Champex-lac (1466m)

Located at Km 126 of the UTMB®. Situated in the Swiss Alps, it is a picturesque lakeside town surrounded by forests. Ideal for families, the area offers routes and activities of all styles and for all audiences.One of the most popular starting points of the Mont Blanc Tour and from where we propose two route options.

Vallorcine (1120m)

Located at Km 150 of the UTMB®. Last village in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc Valley before reaching Switzerland. We recommend the ascent way to Tete aux vents to see the race leaders pass on their last climb before the long descent of the Flegere that will take them to the arrival of Chamonix!

 

View the route collection on komoot

 

Connect your Suunto with komoot

To get set up, simply connect your Suunto app with your komoot profile: Go to your profile on Suunto app and select ‘komoot’ under ‘Partner services’. Select ‘Connect with komoot’ and sign into your komoot account and allow requested permissions to connect.

As soon as you have connected the two accounts the sync is automatic both ways: your activities that are tracked with your Suunto are synced to komoot and the routes created on komoot are available on your route library on Suunto app.

 

Lead image by Martina Valmassoi