Tor des Geants

Endurance Trail 330 km - 24000m D+11-18 September 2016
The Giants of the Alps

The Giants of the Alps

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 16:46 -- redazione

“From up here the world of men doesn’t seem that crazy,
just grey and enclosed within itself”

Walter Bonatti

"Tor des Géants":
not French, not Italian but patois dialect.

A path among the Giants, a race for Giants.
From Courmayeur to Courmayeur.
A loop suspended between earth and sky winds through the foothills of the famous 4000 m mountains of the Alps.
These are: the sacred monsters of Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa and Matterhorn. Feared, loved, revered.

4 giants in the tiny Aosta Valley.
But: consider the profile of the slopes, the depth of the valleys and the peaks stretching up to the sky.
And thus, this glorious extension of the area, astonishes.

Every fold of this land is to be explored, with care and respect.
It hides stories and legends, traditions and flavours and rough but hospitable people.
It shows pinnacles and peeks, where man feels himself a Giant. 

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