Trail des Aiguilles Rouges (54k, 4000m D+)

Race Date: Sunday, 29/09/2019
Race Distance: Other - Run

A long and beautiful day on the trails above the Chamonix valley. A 4.30am start (unpleasant) in the middle of town, up and around the peaks to the W before dropping into Argentière for a brief moment of flat, then over the Aiguillete des Possettes to finish in Vallorcine. I was mostly cruising around but it would have been much easier with a headtorch that worked, and without a fairly heavy fall. Top marks to ex-WW Jess Pealing for taking this on as a first ultra. It didn’t quite happen but the TAR is definitely at the top end of the scale and there must be easier ways to go beyond 42.2.