5. Eiger Ultra Trail - harder than the North Face solo
Grindelwald celebrates 15th & 16th July 2017 the 5th Eiger Ultra Trail. The race with the staging locations Grosse Scheidegg, First, the Faulhorn Mountain Guest House, Schynige Platte, Wengen, Männlichen, Kleine Scheidegg and the traverse along the base of the Eiger North Face is not only spectacular but also a fantastic and unforgettable alpine experience.
The trail E101 with 101 kilometers and 6700 meters in height will be a challenge to all competitors. Ueli Steck our local matador and Event-Ambassador is convinced: "Personally, I believe that the Eiger Ultra Trail will be tougher than the solo attempt of the Eiger North Face....."
The trail E51 also leads to the Faulhorn 2680m and rewards you with the best panorama view of the surrounding mountains before continuing on towards the Schynige Platte. The 51 kilometers are for single athletes and couples likewise – no matter what combination. The new E35 takes the runners to the myth of the Eiger.
The trail E16 is suitable for all new comers to trail running. It leads you through the forest and small gorges and over lush meadows.
We warmly welcome you to the foot hills of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and to the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Nature Heritage.
Trail E101 - The Ultra Trail 101 kilometers and 6700 meters in height
Trail E51 - The Panorama Trail 51 kilometers and 3100 meters in height
NEW: Trail E35 - the North Face Trail 35 kilometers and 2500 meters in height
Trail E16 - The Pleasure Trail 16 kilometers and 960 meters in height
Finishers of Trail E51, also Couples, are rewarded with each 1 and finishers of the Trail E101 with 3 qualifying points for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.
The trail E101 is one of the qualifying races for the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run.