4 to 7 September 2024 - Registrations open 16 October 2023!

Mischabel 60 km

Information about the UTMR 63 km Mischabel Lauf

Some of the most magnificent trails in the Alps are the höhenwege of the Swiss Valais/Wallis. Wild alpine trails traversing high above the valley floor, holding you captive to the power of the 4000m summits all around. In this 63 km race you explore two of the best, the Gsponer Höhenweg and the Balfrin Höhenweg. These are some of the best trails we’ve run in the Alps, and that’s saying something!

– Lizzy Hawker

Lizzy Hawker

Registration form   
7 September
63 km
Start time
Time limit
16 h
Max. starters

How it looks

Registration cost

Fee: 130 CHF 

The registration fee includes:

  • Start number and race chip (official timekeeping)
  • GPS tracking for security
  • Awesome race t-shirt
  • Checkpoints offering refreshment (food and drink)
  • Finisher’s gift (for official finishers of the Mischabel 60)

Route profile

Checkpoints, distances, elevation and cutoff times

Check points km Cum. km Altitude m m Cut off Refreshments Dropbag Rest DNF Medical
START Grächen 0.0 0.0 ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Raftgarten 11.3 11.3 975 ↑ 434 ↓ 1050
Weissmeishütte 15.7 27.0 2724 ↑ 2579 ↓ 1476
Almagelleralp 8.1 35.1 2181 ↑ 2751 ↓ 2159
Saas Fee 7.2 42.3 1796 ↑ 2895 ↓ 2701
Sat, 07 Sep
Hannigalp 17.0 59.3 2123 ↑ 4410 ↓ 3883
FINISH Grächen 3.8 63.1 1621 ↑ 4445 ↓ 4445
Sat, 07 Sep
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Meal
  • Firstaid
  • Ambulance
  • Dropbag
  • Rest
DNF notes:

PDF maps

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GPS tracks

 GPX    KML  

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 First edition results from 2021  

Route Description

Your route will take you on two magnificent high level trails – the Gsponer Höhenweg and the Balfrin Höhenweg. While neither have major ascents or descents the cumulative changes over ~17 km or ~20 km are significant. The Balfrin Höhenweg from Saas Fee to Hannigalp is the more technical and exposed section. It is never either, but if you are not accustomed to thin alpine trails this will require concentration. Your race will start with a sharp descent into the Saastal, followed by a 1200m climb up onto the Gsponer Höhenweg. You reach a maximum altitude of just over 2500m. This is alpine terrain, with some long wild sections, and you must be able to look after yourself in all conditions.

Please note: you will be required to carry the obligatory equipment as per the UTMR Stage Race. Thank you for your cooperation.

This is not a beginner’s Ultra. If you are prepared and experienced you will have the reward of completing a beautiful and challenging route. But please make sure you are prepared and experienced! Good luck and have a great race!

Race programme

Friday 6 September
16:00 - 19:00


Saturday 7 September

Start of the Mischabel 60


Kinderrenen - Kids race!


Prize-giving and Closing Meal Celebration


Close of the Mischabel 60

Pre-registration form