1-4 September 2021 - Registration from 1 Jan 2021!
theodulo glacier crossing

Stage 2 – Zermatt to Gressoney

41.2 km with glacier crossing into Italy. The Matterhorn from the south. On to the wild trails of Aosta.

Route Summary

The streets of Zermatt will be empty as you start the stage before dawn. As the morning light arrives you’ll pass very traditional hamlets as the climbing begins after just 1.5 km. 12 km later you’ll be standing on the Theodulpass at 3295m after crossing about 2 km on ice. Please take care of crevasses! It’s a rocky moonscape under the face of Monte Cervino on the other side until you climb over the next pass, the green returns on the long descent towards St Jacques. Only the steep and rocky pass of Colle de Rothorn stands in your way before the long descent to Gressoney, where comfort and good food await.

Stage 2 Highlights

  • Crossing the Theodulgletcher
  • Cervino = Matterhorn seen from the south
  • Multiple turquoise mountain lakes
  • Flowing running into Gressoney
Date
2 September
Distance
41.2 km
Ascent
+2700m
Descent
-2670m
Start time
06:00
Time limit
12:00

FROM SPACE

UTMR stage 2 route map 2021

Remember it’s fun!

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This race is a dream. Flowy singletrack, fun technical sections, fast descents, long slog climbs, long wobbly bridges, big mountains all around, a friendly low-key vibe.
Damian Hall Team Inov-8
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HOW IT LOOKS!

A selection of race images from Stage 1 across the years. Click to enlarge and use < and > to navigate through.

STAGE PROFILE

UTMR stage race 2

Checkpoints, distances, elevation and cutoff times

Check points km Cum. km Altitude m m Cut off Refreshments DNF Medical
START (3) Zermatt 0.0 0.0 1600 ↑ 0 ↓ 0
4 Gandegghütte 9.8 9.8 3019 ↑ 1320 ↓ 72
5 Lago Cima Bianche 7.1 16.9 2815 ↑ 315 ↓ 504
6 Rifugio Ferraro 12.3 29.2 2077 ↑ 331 ↓ 987
14:00
FINISH (7) Gressoney La Trinité 12.0 41.2 1629 ↑ 658 ↓ 1051
18:00
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Meal
  • Firstaid
  • Ambulance
  • Dropbag
  • Rest
DNF notes:
6: Walk 30 min down to St Jacques. Wait for shuttle bus to Gressoney.

PDF maps

 PDF Map A 1:50000    PDF Map B 1:50000  

GPS tracks

 GPX File    KML File  

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ITRA

 ITRA race page    Tracedetrail map  

Results

 2018    2017  

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Stage 3: Gressoney to Macugnaga

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