Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2011 Trail Race-Helicopter Flyovers

Incredible helicopter video of the 2011 UTMB race and alpine scenery at last weekend's Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, a 100 mile plus mountain race and the unofficial World Series of ultras. Notice the "casual" pace of the leaders and eventual winner Kilian Joret in white at the beginning of the clip. Kilian won in 20:39  hours looping the Mont Blanc in horrendous conditions (snow, wind, rain) during the overnight start. Half the field did not finish.  We've hiked the route twice in 6-7 days. Would love to race it someday.