The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® 2011: 4 seasons in a single race

Gathering a total of 5500 runners for a cocktail of 4 different ultra trail races, The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc confirmed it's rank as the world's toughest event of its kind. The weather remained the master in the mountains: for this 9th edition, runners were greeted by the full array of meteorological conditions: intense heat, thunderstorms, drenching showers, high winds, thick fog, sub-zero temperatures, snowy passes and a finish under a clear blue sky.
 

The North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc® : dreams in perspective for the 9th edition.

UTMB 2011 will take place from August 22 to 28. In this wonderfull landscape, a fascinating adventure awaits all runners and volonteers gathered around a unique passion.

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