What is the TDS race?

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What is the TDS race?

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The Tour du Mont Blanc is a walking trail in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps making a 180km (112 miles) circuit of Mont Blanc, starting and finishing in Les Houches near Chamonix.

Q. How long does Tour du Mont Blanc take?

The Tour du Mont Blanc can be completed in as little as three days (if you’re going for speed) or 13-plus days, depending on how many miles you want to cover per day. During the hike you can stay in mountain huts, tents, hotels—or a mixture of all of the above.

Q. Where do you start Tour du Mont Blanc?

Les Houches
The Tour du Mont Blanc is a walking trail in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps making a 180km (112 miles) circuit of Mont Blanc, starting and finishing in Les Houches near Chamonix.

How hard is TMB?

Q. How do you qualify for Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc?

To qualify for a place at the UTMB World Series Finals in Chamonix, runners must compete in at least one of the 30 UTMB World Series Events or one of the three UTMB World Series Majors, where they can collect Running Stones for use in the lottery or be rewarded for their performance with direct access.

Q. Is Mont Blanc difficult to climb?

Climbing Mont Blanc is not a technically difficult ascent, but it does present important risks. It can be pursued by climbers with limited skill levels and experience, provided they are in company of a certified mountain guide.

Q. Is Tour du Mont Blanc worth it?

Every day, you will climb about 3,000 feet and then descend another 3,000 feet, traversing five major passes through three different countries. After putting in 12 to 18 miles every day, you can bet that the effort is worth it. There’s a reason why the Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most famous hikes in the world.

Q. How long does it take to climb Mont Blanc?

Hikers typically take between 8 and 11 days to complete the Tour du Mont Blanc. Anything quicker requires long days, Olympic speed walking and/or part trail running, anything longer is an indication that the hiker has multiple memory sticks full of photos and a mindfulness that others envy.

Can you walk Mont Blanc?

You not only train for the ascent of the summit of Mont Blanc, but also for the descent! In short, you have to have a very good basic physical condition. Cycling, walking, (trail) running, (mountain) biking and swimming are suitable. As long as you can build in real good endurance training of a few hours.

Q. What is the best time to visit Mont Blanc?

The best time to go to Mont Blanc for hiking and mountaineering is generally mid-June until mid-September. As with all mountain regions, the weather is unpredictable on and around Mont Blanc.

Q. What is the meaning of UTMB?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon, first held in 2003, that follows the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc.

The TDS is one of the several UTMB festival of races taking place the final week of August in the vicinity of Mont Blanc in the Alps. The TDS is a 145-kilometer (90-mile) event with 9,100 meters (29,855 feet) of climb which starts in Courmayeur, Italy and ends in Chamonix, France.

Q. What is the Tour du Mont Blanc?

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a 170 km trek that encompasses the whole of the Mont Blanc Massif; with nearly 10 000m of cumulative descent and ascent it is usually completed in a number of days.

How to climb Mont Blanc using the cosmique route?

To climb Mont Blanc using the Cosmique route, take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi (3,842m). From here, descend the Aiguille du Midi arête to the glacier du Tacul, where there is approximately 1 hour walk on easy terrain to the Cosmique Refuge (3,613m).

Q. How to get to Nid d’Aigle from Mont Blanc?

The slightly easier and more reliable option is via the Tramway du Mont Blanc to the Nid d’Aigle, then up the Aiguille du Gouter and the Bosse ridge, but be aware of serious rockfall hazards in the Grand Couloir of the Aiguille du Gouter..

Q. Is the Aiguille du Midi route to Mont Blanc quiet?

The route from the Aiguille du Midi, over Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit is generally quieter, and highly dependent on conditions, but slightly more technical.

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