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Jul 17, 2021 at 9:30 AM

La Montée du Nid d’Aigle

Le Fayet

St. Gervais

France

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Entry Fee $45
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: yes

Distance(s):

  • 19.5K

Series: WMRA Mountain Running World Cup

Type: Mountain

Participant Limit: 500

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 596m

High Point: 2394m

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 1986

Men's Record: 1:47:49 – Manu Meyssat – 2017

Women's Record: 2:06:06 – Isabelle Guillot – 2006

Description:

SINCE 1986 … A RACE AT THE FOOT OF MONT BLANC

In 2021, La Montée du Nid d’Aigle is a step of Mountain Running Worldcup!

For the past 34 years, the Montée du Nid d’Aigle has been part of local heritage.

With an itinerary identical to that of the first edition, the event is an absolute must for all mountain race specialists.

A race that offers a spectacular finish at the gateway to the mountaineering route to the summit of Mont-Blanc.

The descent, aboard the mythical Mont-Blanc Tramway, is a distinctive feature of this historic race.

This popular summer event is also an occasion for 250 volunteers to gather together. Simple and authentic, the Montée du Nid d’Aigle takes place every year, on the 3rd weekend in July.

“Long before the word Trail ever existed, the Montée du Nid d’Aigle took place along the undulating mountainside at the foot of Mont-Blanc. Neither old school nor new school, this mountain race is a Classic. Competing is a way to honour the tradition of its founders, true pioneers on a diet of genepi, salami and Beaufort. I am extremely proud to win the 33rd edition.” – Baptiste Chassagne, winner of the 2019 edition.

TECHNICAL SHEET OF THE RACE
Name of the event : La Montée du Nid d’Aigle

Date of the 34th edition : Saturday 17th July 2021

Place : Saint-Gervais Les-Bains, 74170

Start : Parc Thermal, Le Fayet, 74170, Alt 596m

Finish : Refuge du Nid d’Aigle, Alt 2394m

Distance : 19,3 km

Vertical drop: 2200D+ / 405D-

Refueling on the trail: 3 refueling for food / 4 for water

Assistance: Tolerate on refueling spots only – 10m before – 10m after. If refueling OUT OF A REFUELLING SPOT > disqualification

Obligatory supplies: None (except for extreme conditions) – Hiking poles forbidden (except for the non-timed hike). The refueling spots are close enough not to carry a bag.

Number of runners : 500

Watershed : 11:30 tops at PONT DES PLACES

Marking: The trail is marked with “Saint-Gervais” banners and flags. Checkers will be placed at ambiguous crossroads.

Control: Control spots are placed along the race. « closers » of the race and hike will bring up control sheets to verify that every participant has arrived

Ride down in TMB: take the tramway following the schedules the organization gave you at the finish. In order to ameliorate your ride down, please respect the time on your ticket.

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Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 17, 2021

Held on Jul 19, 2020

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