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Irontrail - Tiefencastel to Arosa Trail Run (35km 2400m elevation gain)

Please note, this is a run not a hike!

The plan is to run from Tiefencastel to Arosa. You will see from the route profile below that this is a very very tough run with 2400m of elevation gain.  For the very fit only!  Due to the altitude and the fact there may still be snow in June the run could be cancelled due to weather conditions.  For anyone that is interested this is the follows part of the route of the Irontrail T81 ( race that is held in mid-August.

For those that have the appropriate technology, please use the link below for the gps file of the route.

This should avoid people getting lost once we separate due to different running speeds.  I will also bring along copies of the map so you know where to go.


Plan is to take the trains shown below, meeting under the angel at 7:20am and move to the train shortly after, tickets in hand.  

Plan to finish the run at around 5-6 hours, hopefully!

Essential equipment to bring with you: 

• Trail running shoes 

• Backpack

• Mobile / cell-phone (switched on at all times) 

• Insulation blanket (it can be very cold if you get wet and have to stop due to injury)

• Water-proof jacket in case it rains

• A warm long sleeved layer in case it gets cold, particularly with the altitude.

• Water and nutrition (gels, bars, etc) to keep you going for 7-8 hours running (includes safety margin in case of delays).  Also, please bring lunch as there will be no restaurants on the route.

If weather looks horrible i may cancel the event. It´s no fun running in the rain!!

I hope to organize more of these runs over the next few months in preparation for some summer running i have planned. Please let me know if you are interested in these kind of activities in the future and i would be very pleased to hear of suggestions for routes. If you have a run/route you particularly like the look of with hopefully a gpx file that i can upload please let me know.

Disclaimer: All participants take part in this event entirely at their own risk. I do not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by me. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is appropriate. I reserve the right to stop you from participating if your equipment is not suitable.

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  • Krzysztof

    Hi guys i will do a bit of hiking dont wait for me. Good luck guys :)

    June 22, 2014

    • Tom H.

      No worries, it's a great day to be in the mountains. Enjoy the hiking

      June 22, 2014

  • Henry

    Hi tom I do not have your number. Am walkings to LH. Henry

    June 22, 2014

    • Tom H.

      No worries, probably a good idea. No need doing too much damage to the knee

      June 22, 2014

  • Thibault B.

    Have a nice run! My knee is still hurting me... So, not possible to join you this time. See you soon! ;-)

    June 21, 2014

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