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Matterhorn Ultraks «EXTREME»

Featured image photo credit: Juan Aizpuru

The «EXTREME» Race of Matterhorn Ultraks is a new race designed expressly for the best Skyrunners of the world. Described as the lovechild of Tropheo Kima and Tromsø Skyrace, 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

Matterhorn Ultraks EXTREME course map trail and kale
Matterhorn Ultraks EXTREME profile trail and kale
  • Distance = 24 km
  • Elevation Gain = 2,800m

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2019 Results

Men’s

1 ANTONIOLI DANIEL – ITALY – M30 – 3:30:15
2 MATHYS CHRISTIAN – SWITZERLAND – M30 – 3:30:35
3 AIT MALEK ZAID – SPAIN – M30 – 3:31:24

Women’s

1 ÅSTRÖM JOHANNA – SWEDEN – W1 – 4:12:51
2 GERARDI HILLARY – USA – W30 – 4:14:48
3 DRAGOMIR DENISA IONELA – ROU – W1 – 4:27:36


Matterhorn Ultraks «EXTREME» Reviews

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, microspikes 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.

Race website

Alastair
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As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.

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