1-4 September 2021 - Registration from 1 Jan 2021!
UTMR Monte Moro pass

170 km Ultra Tour Info

Information about the 170 km Ultra Tour route, 2021

Distance : 171.4 km / D+ : 11,610m | Start : 04:00 Thursday 2 September 2021, Grächen

Wild spaces, 4000m mountains in every direction, and quiet trails – this is where I chose to train for UTMB and other races. It’s a tough route, high and technical in many places – and prior mountain running experiences is needed, the full route is more challenging than UTMB.

But it is wonderfully varied, taking you through magnificent alpine landscapes as well as delightful Walser hamlets and villages. I realised “if this was a race, this is the race I would really like to run“. It didn’t exist so we created it for you to enjoy. As a one-stage race it is a serious challenge – bold, brutal, beautiful. Come and try it!

– Lizzy Hawker

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Ultra Tour monte rosa route map
UTMR has more climb, more technical terrain, more altitude, more glacier crossings and more beauty than UTMB. I’ll definitely be back.
Damian Hall, UK INOV-8
damian hall ultra trail runner

Race highlights

On the Europaweg Bridge

You will reach the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge at or just after dawn, hopefully to see the sun rise on the Weisshorn (4506m).

runner in zermatt

One of the iconic scenes from the race: the Matterhorn, the world’s most recognised mountain, rising up on the skyline of the mountain town of Zermatt.

UTMR 2017 winner Stone TSang

Leaving Zermatt (41 km) comes an enormous climb to the Swiss-Italian border, a Theodulpass (3295m). The last 2 km to the pass are on ice, where Matterhorn becomes Monte Cervino. The checkpoints following have Italian flavour and excellent coffee…

Running Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

Crossing the Col Nord des Cimes Bianches, brings you in to the valley of Champoluc, and the grand, wild traverse on wild trails to the south of Monte Rosa.

UTMR monte moro pass

The Monte Rosa’s South Face is a giant of Himalayan scale.

Hohenweg Saas fee

The way home is longer than you could imagine on the Höhenweg from Saas Fee to Grächen.

Elevation profile

profile Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 2021 - UTMR Full Tour
Ultra Tour Monte Rosa route map

PDF maps

 PDF Map #1: Switzerland  PDF Map #2: Italy

GPS tracks

 GPX Track  KML File  GPX + KML Zip

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 View on ITRA.run  View on Trace de Trail

Results

 2019  2018  2017

Course records

Julia Boettger ultra runner
Women’s record
Julia Boettger

Time:
35:05:38 (2017)
Nationality:
Germany
Team:
Salomon

Stone Tsang ultra runner
Men’s record
Stone Tsang

Time:
30:14:01 (2017)
Nationality:
Hong Kong
Team:
The North Face

Checkpoints, aid stations, cutoff times

Check points km Cum. km Altitude m m Cutoff time Type of supplies* Dropbag Drop out possible? Medical
Start - Grächen 0.0 km 0.0 km 1619 ↑ 0 ↓ 0
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CP1 - Europahütte 21.0 km 21.0 km 2261 ↑ 2298 ↓ 1719
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CP2 - Taschalpe 9.3 km 30.3 km 2162 ↑ 621 ↓ 705
CP3 - Zermatt 10.1 km 40.4 km 1624 ↑ 286 ↓ 774 14:00
Thu, 02 Sep
CP4 - Gandegghütte 9.8 km 50.2 km 2929 ↑ 1320 ↓ 72
CP5 - Lago Cime Bianche 7.1 km 57.3 km 2831 ↑ 315 ↓ 504
CP6 - Rifugio Ferraro 12.3 km 69.6 km 2068 ↑ 331 ↓ 987 1:00
Fri, 03 Sep
CP7 - Gressoney-la-Trinité 12.0 km 81.6 km 1828 ↑ 658 ↓ 1051 0:00
Fri, 03 Sep
CP8 - Passo dei Salati 10.3 km 91.9 km 2922 ↑ 1364 ↓ 172
CP9 - Alagna 10.6 km 102.5 km 1193 ↑ 146 ↓ 1782 0:00
Fri, 03 Sep
CP10 - Quarazza 20.3 km 122.8 km 1369 ↑ 16 ↓ 1226
CP11 - Macugnaga 5.8 km 128.6 km 1309 ↑ 128 ↓ 210 0:00
Fri, 03 Sep
CP12 - Monte Moro Pass 6.5 km 135.1 km 2840 ↑ 1333 ↓ 18
CP13 - Saas Fee 16.6 km 151.7 km 1796 ↑ 296 ↓ 1170 0:00
Sat, 04 Sep
CP14 - Hannigalp 17.1 km 168.8 km 2126 ↑ 1006 ↓ 718
Finish - Grächen 3.8 km 172.6 km 1627 ↑ 25 ↓ 464

Race programme

Wednesday 1 September
14:00 to 19:30

Registration & equipment check

Thursday 2 September
03:45

Pre-race briefing

04:00

Start of the 170 km ultra in Grächen

Friday 3 September
10:00

First finishers of the 170 km Ultramarathon expected in Grächen

Saturday 4 September
16:00

Close of the 170 km Ultramarathon in Grächen

16:30

Children's race in Grächen

19:00 onwards

Buffet dinner, prize giving and closing celebrations in Grächen

If you wish to register, please read the following page:

Pre-registration information & form