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Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "Vertical"

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  • On the section between Sunnegga and Blauherd
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This course represents a thrilling challenge for super-fit runners: 2.3 km long, 655 vertical metres and some tricky terrain. A race for hardened athletes who nonetheless prefer to take care of their joints.
difficult
Distance 2.5 km
0:25 h
655 m
19 m

The Matterhorn Ultraks Trail races have taken place every August since 2012. The routes are devised so that non-runners also enjoy an impressive spectacle and can cheer on the competitors.

The Vertical course leads from Zermatt up Sunnegga. Whoever reaches the summit is guaranteed a loud cheer!

  • For spectators: exciting viewpoint at Sunnegga
  • For spectators: the cable card leading to the finish line at the summit
  • Option to help as a volunteer
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Zermatt Tourismus
Update: November 17, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Sunnegga, 2,288 m
Lowest point
Zermatt, 1,620 m
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Safety information

Please observe the Rules & Regulations of the Matterhorn Ultraks.

Tips and hints

www.ultraks.com/en/

Start

Zermatt (1,620 m) (1,608 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'624'042E 1'096'731N
DD
46.021704, 7.749095
DMS
46°01'18.1"N 7°44'56.7"E
UTM
32T 403177 5097219
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Destination

Sunnegga (2,288 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Zermatt - Sunnegga

Distance: 2.3 km
D+ 655 and D- 0

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Getting there

Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'624'042E 1'096'731N
DD
46.021704, 7.749095
DMS
46°01'18.1"N 7°44'56.7"E
UTM
32T 403177 5097219
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

No compulsory equipment specifications are set by the organising committee.

Recommended:

  • Suitable footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof and long-sleeved shirt)
  • Mobile phone
  • Survival blanket

Refreshment stations are located along the route.


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
2.5 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
655 m
Descent
19 m
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