North Face have organised the first race around Mont Blanc on 30/31 August of this year.
Entire race is 150km starting and finishing in Chamonix, France with 7200m (equivalent to running up Mt.Everest starting from Katmandu) of positive climb and the same amount of downhill. There are also two intermediate arrival points in Courmayeur, Italy (67km) and Champex Lac, Switzerland (112km). The winner took 20 hours with second place in 22 hours plus.
The same race will be run again in 2004 at end August.
Any loonies out there wanting to have a go?
I'm kind of thinking about it but am also terrified at the idea.
Anyone done anything like this?
Any idea of what kind of training would be needed, apart from running lots of ridiculously long distances?