Difficulty of the races

Race Average race time Technical difficulty Terrain Requirements Finisher criteria*
10:30 Some difficulties Paths sometimes steep ; a few stone fields ; altitude 2000m Experience of hiking in the middle mountain ; capable of being autonomous for 4 or 5 hours ; the knowhow for confronting difficult conditions (rain, wind, cold (< 0°C), snow)  340
           
22:00 Quite difficult Paths sometimes steep ; some areas with stone fields;  altitude 2500/2600m Experience of hiking in the middle mountain ; capable of being autonomous for 4 or 5 hours ; the knowhow for confronting difficult conditions (rain, wind, cold (< 0°C), snow) day and night  390
           
27:30 Difficult Unclearly marked paths ; very long ascents and descents ; exposed passages secured with a rope ; use of hands necessary to balance oneself ; remote itinerary ;  altitude 2700m ; few refreshment points Elementary experience of the mountains : capable of being autonomous for 5 or 6 hours ; the knowhow for confronting difficult conditions (rain, wind, cold (< 0°C), snow) day and night  390
           
40:00 Quite difficult Paths sometimes steep ; some areas with stone fields;  altitude 2500/2600m Experience of hiking in the middle mountain ; capable of being autonomous for 4 or 5 hours ; the knowhow for confronting difficult conditions (rain, wind, cold (< 0°C), snow) day and night  420
           
136:00 Very difficult Often without paths ; exposed difficult terrain ; tricky grassy slopes  ;  some easy rock climbing  ; glaciers and névés with a risk of sliding  ; very remote itinerary  ; altitude > 3000 m ; no refreshment points Good experience of the mountains  ; ability to orientate oneself ; capable of being autonomous throughout the day ; the knowhow to confront very difficult conditions (very heavy rain, abundant snow ; high winds ; intense cold  <-10°C ) day and night  

* calculated in relation to the time limit authorised by the organiser and which addresses more particularly the slower runners.
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