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Alpe Adria Brutal Trail

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Alpe Adria Brutal Trail
Polveriera di Valbruna--> Polveriera di Valbruna
25,6 km 1910 D+
€ 25,6-40
12 h
ITRA/UTMB: ITRA 3 - UTMB QUALIFIER 50K
Federation: AICS
No
Official Start: 15/06/2024, 9.30 AM
Special Start:NO

Refreshment Points
Ristoro Km
Pellarini Km 8,9
Valbruna Km 19

Time barriers
Km Time
Pellarini, km 8,9 h 14.30
Valbruna, km 19 h 20.00

Bib Pickup Time
Location Time
Polveriera di Valbruna 14/06/2024 - h 14.00-20.00
Polveriera di Valbruna 15/06/2024 - h 04.00-09.00

Bag dopoff
15/06/2024
Transition Bag restitution
> 12.00 15/06/2024
BIB PICKUP TIMES
Location Time
Polveriera di Valbruna 14/06/2024 - h 14.00-20.00
Polveriera di Valbruna 15/06/2024 - h 04.00-09.00
COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT
  • Food and water necessary to be self-sufficient under exertion for 6 hours.
  • Thermal blanket (emergency isothermal sheet)
  • Personal cup, only for those wishing to take advantage of the refreshment
  • Mobile phone
  • Trousers and long-sleeved shirt, or a combination that, in case of need, covers the entire arms and legs.
  • Windbreaker resistant to 15,000 mmH2O
Contenuto PersonalizzatoPRICE
Price
Fascia Importo
< 01.12 € 25,7
01.12 - 15.04 € 30
> 15.04 € 40

GOODIE BAG

Contenuto PersonalizzatoPRIZES
Prizes
Rank/Cat Premio
Finisher Finisher medal and race pack for all competitors!
1,2,3 M/F Zero kilometer food and wine products
Mappa generale
Participation Requirements

Caution: the race takes place on a trail 🏔️ classified as an "Alpine Crossing", EE, by the Italian Alpine Club. The course includes sections with handrails. 💪 On our website 🌐, you will find a detailed description of the route, complete with photos 📸 of the most challenging passages. Please note that participation is restricted to athletes with experience who can tackle the route autonomously. 🎽 If you deem it appropriate, for your own safety, you may choose to use a via ferrata kit, although this is not strictly necessary or mandatory. 🔒

🏞️ GPS tracks 🛰️🌍 will be sent to participants 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ a week before the race. 📅 Keen to uncover the route? Join us for our course inspections, a unique opportunity to run and get familiar with the structure of the race. 🎽 Subscribe to our newsletter 📧 and don't miss the announcement for the next inspection!

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Brutal. Wonderful. Breath-taking. Don't look at the kilometers. This is a skyrunning race, demanding, with technical passages that require a lot of physical effort.

Suitable for expert runners on trails for experienced hikers. 12 hours maximum time

The race starts along the stream towards the imposing amphitheater that encircles the Val Saisera with the peaks of the Montasio Group, part of the Julian Alps. From here, you will occasionally encounter peculiar sculptures that highlight distinctive elements of this forest. These are works of art made with resonance spruces, wood used for the manufacture of excellent quality musical instruments.

The Alpe Adria Ultra Trail, a significant event in the Julian Alps, takes place in conjunction with the Resonance Festival: discover all the activities.

Continuing along the trail, you arrive at a theme park dedicated to World War I: caves, slits, and strategic positions induce reflection on what our ancestors must have experienced in these woods of the Julian Alps a century ago. Thanks to detailed illustrative panels, you can learn about the historical events that took place among these trees, stories of life so intense that they are hard to imagine.

From here, you climb along an almost vertical trail, discovering unique views of the Val Saisera among streams, beech forests, fir trees, and rhododendron and mugo pine bushes. A very demanding climb, almost vertical, with no exposed stretches but with points to pay attention to.

Once the climb is over, you reach the Pellarini Refuge, where a refreshment point and a view that will erase all fatigue await you: Mount Naois, Val Saisera, Mount Lussari, and Cima del Cacciatore. From here you can see the entire race course, the descent of the 36 and 55 competitors from the Forcella Nabois, and the passage of the 25 and 36 on the Cima del Cacciatore.

 

Once the climb is over, you reach the Pellarini Refuge, where a refreshment point and a view that will erase all fatigue await you: Mount Naois, Val Saisera, Mount Lussari, and Cima del Cacciatore. From here you can see the entire race course, the descent of the 36 and 55 competitors from the Forcella Nabois, and the passage of the 25 and 36 on the Cima del Cacciatore.

After the refreshment, you climb again along the Ring of the Swallows. Climbing towards the Sella di Carnizza (1767 m), you encounter a stretch of the route equipped with a cable for assistance. Once the Sella Carnizza is passed, from where you can admire the Carnizza di Camporosso and the majestic southwest wall of the Jôf Fuart and Gran Nabois, you continue on a path dotted with mugo pines, heathers, and rhododendrons, which offer a welcoming contrast to the rocky formations of the Cime delle Rondini.

From here, you continue towards the Prasnig saddle to take the path that leads to the Cima del Cacciatore: a 360-degree view over Italy, Austria, and Slovenia. The Mangart Massif, Mount Canin, and Montasio. From here you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Julian Alps, also spotting the Triglav in the distance. The Cima del Cacciatore is one of the most suggestive peaks of the Julian Alps, with the sanctuary of Mount Lussari at its feet. The trail is narrow, single track, demanding, and with exposed stretches. Physical preparation and experience are required, but there are no via ferratas.

 

From the Cima del Cacciatore, you descend to the Sanctuary of Mount Lussari to reach the highest point, the destination of the Snow Trail, the route that many have known in the winter version. From here you descend along the Alpe Adria Trail and the Alpe Limerza trail, with a very steep descent but on a soft undergrowth of fir and beech. The descent ends in Valbruna and then you have a couple of kilometers of breath, in the placid valley bottom forest, pampered by the waters of the Saisera stream. The finish line is near. A brutal but unique experience in the Julian Alps.

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