But yes... I would repeat 🤭”
The adventure scores in all the important aspects that drives me;
physical fitness and
👥 Social fitness
We were a group of 6 + Lizzy and we met in Chamonix the night before for a dinner. Actually that night we share it with more people who shares the passion of trail running, so it was a great start before the 7 of us departed for the 4 days adventure.
Everyday you will spend time together. Long cols will allow you to talk if you can keep the the breath and concentration on your feet 🦶.
Everyday, at the arrival to the destination you will have some time (if time left 😅) to cheer together and for a dinner to recover for next day.
💪 Physical fitness
The event is rough, the daily milage and elevation is substantial and on top of this the terrain is rough, slow… but for a reason… to bring you to stunning valleys.
There are quite a few passes, around the 3000m… which can leave you out of breath if you are not get use to altitude, despite nothing that should bring you altitude sickness, still can give you some extra challenge to catch the thinner air.
High passes…, high mountains…, alpine terrain… so in good conditions is challenging in bad conditions can push your limits or even you might need to bail out.
It is not luxurious, but you will have a very nice warm shower and a bed where you will try to rest your crashed legs.
🧠 Mental fitness
You will spend a lot of hours alone, despite being a quite famous route, is not highly populated.
Landscape is wild everyday and you will see a big variety of glaciers and 4000ers.
You might need to pull from your mental fitness when the physical is running low or when the conditions get more challenging of what you expect. Be ready!