|Alpe Adria Shock Trail
Polveriera di Valbruna--> Polveriera di Valbruna
39,1 km 3680 D+
ITRA/UTMB: ITRA 3 - UTMB QUALIFIER 50K
Official Start: 15/06/2024, 6.30 AM
Bib Pickup Time
Transition Bag restitution
> 12.00 15/06/2024
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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. 🔒
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A start with a constant but easy climb towards the Fratelli Grego Refuge. It’s worth stopping immediately for a photo of the valley and the amphitheater that will represent the shock of this experience: the entire race is in front of your eyes in one photo, looking at the highest passages.
After the refreshment, you climb again along the Rondini Ring. 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 has been overcome, from where you can admire the Carnizza di Camporosso and the majestic south-west wall of the Jôf Fuart and the 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.
Dopo il ristoro, si sale ancora percorrendo l’Anello delle Rondini. Salendo verso la Sella di Carnizza (1767 m), si incontra un tratto del percorso dotato di un cavo per assistenza. Una volta superata la Sella Carnizza, da dove si può ammirare la Carnizza di Camporosso e la maestosa parete sud-ovest dello Jôf Fuart e del Gran Nabois, si prosegue su un sentiero è costellato di mughi, eriche e rododendri, che offrono un contrasto accogliente alle rocciose formazioni delle Cime delle Rondini.
You then continue on the trail to 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, the Canin Mountain and the 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 Monte Lussari at its feet. The path is narrow, single track, challenging 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 Monte Lussari to reach the highest point, the goal of the Snow Trail, the route that many have known in winter version. From here you descend along the Alpe Adria Trail and the path of the Alpe Limerza, 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 forest of the valley floor, pampered by the waters of the Saisera stream. The finish line is near. On arrival, disbelief and satisfaction for the enterprise and the goal achieved.