Video: UTMB Stories – Beyond Ultra

The Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc is one of the most famous and challenging ultra events in the entire world. The 2018 edition is set to take place in just a few weeks and to help us get ready, Columbia has released this excellent video which shows a group of runners who are taking part in another event called the PTL (Petite Trotte à Léon), which includes a course that is unmarked and requiring navigation skills. The race is also unsupported, meaning the athletes need to be completely self-sufficient out on the trail too. It is a different kind of beast, and as you’ll see in the video below, it can be a soul-crushing affair for those not prepared.

Kraig Becker