The Monte Rosa skimo marathon has been moved to Sunday the 28th
The Monte Rosa skimo marathon has been moved to Sunday the 28th.
Guides have been sent out to re-lay the course following bad weather.
The “Mezzalama Trophy” has been postponed for 24 hours due to bad weather on Monte Rosa, which is forecast to last until Friday. The 22nd edition of the legendary “white marathon”, had been scheduled for Saturday the 27th, but will now take place on Sunday April the 28th. It’s the same fantastic route through the glaciers of Valle d’Aosta, from Breuil-Cervinia to Gressoney-la-Trinité, climbing three mountains that are over four thousand metres high: Castor, Lyskamm, and this time also Entdeckungsfels on the ‘Colle del Lys’.
The announcement was made by the technical director Adriano Favre, the mountain guide who, since 1997, has been responsible for the world’s highest and most coveted ski mountaineering race. “This morning – says Favre – I examined the weather maps with the help of professionals from the Italian Meteorological Society. With an improvement expected as of Friday afternoon, the Mezzalama will be able to take place only on Sunday the 28th. The break in the bad weather that we anticipate for Saturday will let us secure the parts of the route that are at high altitude, especially in the steeper sections on Castor and the Naso dei Lyskamm. Around a hundred mountain guides and volunteers have been mobilised to do this job. The same individuals who, on Sunday morning, will be spread out at the checkpoints, waiting for the nearly 300 three-man rope teams from different 18 countries”.