6 to 9 September 2023 - Registrations open in January 2023!

Mischabel 60 km

Information about the UTMR 63 km Mischabel Lauf for 2022

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 is open until 18 August

Registration form   
Date
3 September
Distance
63 km
Ascent
+4445m
Descent
-4445m
Start time
04:00
Time limit
16 h
Max. starters
150
Points
3

How it looks

Registration cost

Fee: 125 euros 

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
15:00
Sat, 03 Sep
Hannigalp 17.0 59.3 2123 ↑ 4410 ↓ 3883
FINISH Grächen 3.8 63.1 1621 ↑ 4445 ↓ 4445
20:00
Sat, 03 Sep
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Meal
  • Firstaid
  • Ambulance
  • Dropbag
  • Rest
DNF notes:

PDF maps

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GPS tracks

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ITRA

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Results

 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 2 September
16:00 - 19:00

Registrations

Saturday 3 September
04:00

Start of the Mischabel 60

16:30

Kinderrenen - Kids race!

18:30

Prize-giving and Closing Meal Celebration

20:00

Close of the Mischabel 60

Pre-registration form