Tor des Geants

Endurance Trail 330 km - 24000m D+11-18 September 2016

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Tor des Glaciers | Useful informations #4

Sun, 01/09/2019 - 11:50 -- motta.erica

Weather forecast info channels

Meteo VDA service on Telegram channel

  • download the App Telegram (link app and android store)
  • look for and subscribe to the channel Meteo VdA

SMS used by the organisation for urgent communication particularly about weather conditions. It is vitally important to check on your own personal 100x100trail.com profile that your mobile number is right and provided with international prefix.

Dedicated page on the website Meteo VDA (https://cf.regione.vda.it/bollettini_tdg.php) available also on the website tordesgeants.it
 

Maps and tracks 

From the downloads section of the website tordesgeants.it it is possibile to find and download:

Roadbook in PDF format with timetables, elevation profile and maps of the route. The paper version in A4 will be given with the bib to each runner.

Roadbook alternative routes in PDF format with the maps of the alternative routes that will be activated by the organisation in case of emergency. Alternative routes are named with the abbreviation V1, V2, V3, V4, V5. The paper version in A4 will be given with the bib to each runner.
IMPORTANT: activation of one or more alternative routes will be communicated from the organisation by SMS (together with staff attending in huts, life bases and refreshment points). It is vitally important to check on your own personal 100x100trail.com profile that your mobile number is right and provided with international prefix.

ZIP folder with following tracks in GPX format

  • Full track of Tor des Glaciers with alternative routes
  • 4 tracks of Tor des Glaciers, one per section, max 5000 points each, numbered from 01 to 04
  • 5 tracks, each for every alternative route, named from V1 to V5


ZIP folder with following tracks in KML format

  • Full track of Tor des Glaciers with alternative routes
  • 4 tracks of Tor des Glaciers, one per section, max 5000 points each, numbered from 01 to 04
  • 5 tracks, each for every alternative route, named from V1 to V5

 

Apps

Smartphone can be a useful tool to follow the track of the route. There are many valid apps among which we suggest:

AVENZA MAPS (link iOS and android store):
It enables to buy on-line and to install on your own device 1:25000 scale maps of the route by “L’Escursionista Editore”.
It enables to overlap the full GPX track on the map.
Maps required to cover the entire track are the following:
(https://www.avenzamaps.com/vendor/3092/lescursionista-sas?sort_by=title&direction=asc&page=0)

  • n° 1 Monte Bianco Courmayeur
  • n° 2 La Thuile Piccolo San Bernardo
  • n° 3 Valgrisenche Val di Rhêmes Valsavarenche
  • n° 5 Gran San Bernardo Valle di Ollomont
  • n° 6 Valpelline Saint-Barthélemy
  • n° 7 Valtournenche Monte Cervino Val d’Ayas Ovest
  • n° 8 Monte Rosa Ayas Gressoney Alagna
  • n° 9 Valsavarenche Gran Paradiso
  • n° 10 Valle di Cogne Gran Paradiso
  • n° 11 Valle di Champorcher Parco Mont Avic
  • n° 12 Basse Valli d’Ayas e del Lys


ORUX MAPS GP (link Android - https://www.oruxmaps.com)
Advanced app for tracking, orienteering and navigation via GPS.
It features opens source tracks available online and offline.
Compatible with the full track of Tor des Glaciers.

OSMAND MAPS (Android and iOS - https://osmand.net/ )
Global Mobile Map Viewing and Navigation for Online and Offline OSM Maps

Geo Flyer Europe 3D (link iOS and Android - https://geoflyer3dmaps.com)
Advanced app for tracking, orienteering and navigation via GPS.
It features opens source tracks available online and offline.
Compatible with single tracks of Tor des Glaciers.
Excellent 3D view of the ground to evaluate the elevation.

To avoid limitations, annoying banners and considering the reasonable prices, we suggest to install the full paid versions.

1:25.000 scale paper maps of the route

Full 1:25.000 scale paper maps is sold by L’Escursionista Editore (http://www.escursionista.it/). These maps are the same available in the app AVENZA MAPS.
Maps required to cover the entire track are the following:

  • n° 1 Monte Bianco Courmayeur
  • n° 2 La Thuile Piccolo San Bernardo
  • n° 3 Valgrisenche Val di Rhêmes Valsavarenche
  • n° 5 Gran San Bernardo Valle di Ollomont
  • n° 6 Valpelline Saint-Barthélemy
  • n° 7 Valtournenche Monte Cervino Val d’Ayas Ovest
  • n° 8 Monte Rosa Ayas Gressoney Alagna
  • n° 9 Valsavarenche Gran Paradiso
  • n° 10 Valle di Cogne Gran Paradiso
  • n° 11 Valle di Champorcher Parco Mont Avic
  • n° 12 Basse Valli d’Ayas e del Lys

Guide “Valle d’Aosta - Le alte vie dimenticate” by François Burgay - L’Escursionista Editore
http://www.escursionista.it/italia-valle-d-aosta-le-alte-vie-dimenticate-va044.html
Guide about the Alte Vie “Selvaggia” and “dei Ghiacciai”, also called 3 and 4. Tor des Glaciers retrace fully these paths connecting them in one unique ring route of 450km with an eleveation gain of 32.000 meters.
In the guide there are detailed maps of the route,
Nella guida sono presenti cartine dettagliate dei percorsi, historical and naturalistic notes as well as the indication of many points of support of the Tor des Glaciers.
 

Mandatory equipment and required equipment

MMandatory equipment: Equipment that has to be carried in the backpack for the entire race

  • Tracker GPS Spot Gen3 tracker provided by the organisation with spare batteries (autonomy 20 days)
  • GPS navigator uploaded with the race route
  • Maps of the route
  • Altimeter and compass​
  • A cup or other container suitable for drinking at refreshment points
  • A mobile phone (add the organisation's secure numbers to the contacts list, check that the mobile number is not hidden, and make sure the battery is fully charged before setting out)
  • Identity document and health insurance card (or similar)
  • Two survival blankets
  • Food supplies
  • Water supply (at least 1.5L)
  • Two working headlamps and spare batteries


Required equipment: Equipment that runners may carry in their backpacks or leave in their TOR bags, according to their own assessment or as instructed by the race organisers.
IMPORTANT! The list of required equipment is an indication of what a runner could need to face the race safely taking into account the type of race route and the weather conditions that could occurs. The final choice is entirely at the discretion of the runner.

  • Shoes of a category between A2 and A5 (intermediate-> trail).
  • Anti-slip device (crampons)
  • Hooded thermal jacket suitable for cold temperatures (down to -15°)
  • Hooded jacket with rainproof shell, breathable waterproof lining and thermo-taped seams
  • Running bottoms or leggings (to cover the knee at least)
  • Long waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm top layer: long-sleeved top in technical fabric, long trousers
  • Hat that covers the ears
  • Warm, waterproof gloves, better if provided with reinforcement for a better grip in complicated passages (ex. ferrata)
  • Change of clothes
  • Whistle
  • Self-treatment first aid kit
  • Power bank to recharge phone and other equipment
  • Knife
  • Rope (lanyard for little reparations)

 

TOR bag

Dimensions: lenght 64cm, width 27cm, height 34cm
Capacity: 60 litres
Available here: Cogne, Donnas, Gressoney S.J. e Courmayeur

 

Program

Friday 6th September 2019

  • Press Office Jardin de l’Ange
  • ​from 12:00 to 14.00 bibs delivery
  • 14.00 briefing
  • Courmayeur downtown, departure from Piazza Brocherel
  • ​19:15 celebratory parade presenting the participating nations and the 100 of the Tor des Glaciers
  • Jardin de l’Ange
  • 20:00 departure of the 100 for Tor des Glaciers

​Sunday 15th September 2019

  • Courmayeur Mountain Sport Center
  • 11.00 Awards ceremony