The 6000D, a legendary race and the first of its kind, is still considered a challenge by most trail runners. Climbing from the apple orchards up to the glacier is a real feat!
Individual challenge, accessible to all.
3500m of elevation gain over a 65km course that takes participants from the village of Aime in the valley to the top of Bellecôte glacier at 3047m via La Plagne's different altitude villages, then coming back down through the forest to Montchavin and finishing along the Isère river.
The trail is well marked with 95% of it on regular walking paths. There will be a large, enthusiastic crowd all along the trail to cheer you on.
From les Esserts up to the Pas des Brebis you should find a cruising pace because the climb is constant (one or two flat parts or slight declines for recovery, but very few). Enjoy the view from the ridges!!!
Descent to the Chalet de Rosuel quite technical in places but not dangerous.
The climb back up to Plan Bois is long and peaceful without major difficulty.
From Plan Bois to the Arpette, now that's a climb!!! Save your energy!!
From the Arpette down to the valley is a fairly steep descent with a lot more loose areas than previous years especially towards the finish.
Don't forget to look about you, the landscape is magnificent and worthy of being on a post card!! Supportors may go and watch the runners from the points shown in the Road Book. Please note that the Col du Palet can only be reached via the resort of Tignes.