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Aconcagua, Argentina, South America, 6962

Aconcagua…the Sentinel of Stone. On its inhuman slopes, where the ice and the wind are sovereign, often the extremities touch each other; the beginning and the end of a road, success and failure, life and death. High-altitude mountaineering is a game. A game of fantasy and power where technique , physical capacity, experience, ethics, power…

80 km Mont Blanc Ultra

After an early morning start (4:00am) from Chamonix the runners rise directly to the Bellachat hut (2276m) where the sun’s first rays will hit the summit of the Mont-Blanc. After a short respite the runners will leave the top of Brevent (2525m) to descend to Planpraz (1st refreshment station). At the heart of the Aiguille Rouges…