The Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

At 4,634m Monte Rosa (pink mountain) is the second highest mountain in the Alps (after Mont Blanc).

Endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker who is a 5-time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc is about to launch a new 150km ultra marathon around Monte Rosa. At the beginning of September I spent two days on the route near Zermatt to capture the atmosphere of this new race. 

Camped beside the Gorner Glacier at the foot of Monte Rosa

Lizzy Hawker training on high Alpine trails

A beautiful 150km mountain ultra marathon encircling Monte Rosa. From the village of Grächen high on an alp above the Matter Vispa, a tributary of the Rhone, to Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, into Italy, and returning on high wild trails, a host of 4000m summits will be your companions.