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The «EXTREME» Race of Matterhorn Ultraks is a new race designed expressly for the best Skyrunners of the world. It blends the pure values of Skyrunning with one of the most spectacular mountain scenery you can find. Designed by the Anthamattens’ brothers, the course features high altitude – 25% of the course is above 3’000m-, technical sections and mountaineering segments.
Compared to all other races of the Matterhorn Ultraks, it starts the opposite way, towards the Hohbalm Plateau before passing by iconic locations such as Unter Gabelhorn, Rothornhütte, Furrghorn, Platthorn and Trift. Then it is the downhill towards Zermatt.
When does it take place?
- August – please check the race website for this year’s exact dates.
Where does the race start?
- Zermatt – Switzerland
Matterhorn Ultraks «EXTREME» Profile
- Distance = 24 km
- Elevation Gain = 2,800m
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Compulsory Gear for the Matterhorn Ultraks «EXTREME»
The Race Committee does not impose any compulsory equipment except for the « EXTREME » race. Each competitor is responsible to evaluate what he/she must take along. It is however recommended to check the weather forecast in order to adjust the equipment accordingly.
A weather bulletin will be published the evening before the race.
For the « EXTREME » race, the rules and regulations of Skyrunner World Series apply. This includes a long sleeves waterproof jacket. In addition micro spikes are required.
- Reusable Collapsible Soft water cup is required for liquid refreshments: for environmental reasons, cups will not be provided at the refreshment stations for fluid replacement.
Please visit the race website to check you have all items on the list of mandatory gear.
Recommended Gear for this race
- All-mountain trail shoes
- Hydration Pack (Men’s / Women’s)
- Survival blanket
- Long sleeve jacket
- Food reserves: gels, bars, fruit…
- Hat or buff that covers the entire head.
- Mobile Phone