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Philippe Gatta

Philippe Gatta stories and photos of Expeditions. Such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, K2. Also details about the 7 Summits.

Furthermore, some sotries about desert races. Espcecially the 4 Desert and Marathon des Sables. Also multiples trail such as Tour du Mont Blanc, GHT, Via Alpina. Also multiples posts about rock Climbing and Alpinism.

Expeditions, 8000 meters, 7 Summits

Ultra distance, Traverses, Desert races

Everest Skyrace - © Philippe Gatta

Everest Sky Race, Nepal

The Everest Sky Race is probably one of the nicest trail running races in the world. It takes place in the Khumbu regnio in Nepal, around famous 8000 meters; Cho Oyu (8153 m), Lhoste (8501 m), Lhoste Shar (8383 m), Makalu (8463 m) and Mt. Everest (8850 m).

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Marathon des Sables, Marocco - © Philippe Gatta

Marathon des Sables, Morocco

The Marathon des Sables (Marathon of Sands) is a mythic race, a race that all ultra-distance runners must do at least once. Despite its name, it’s not a Marathon but a +200km race with 6 stages, including a 80 km non-stop stage. The race takes places in Morocco in the Sahara desert.

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Himal Race, Nepal - © Philippe Gatta

Himal Race, 1000 Km across Nepal

The Himal Race is an extreme running race which starts at the Annapurna Base camp, crosses the Himalayas to finish at the Mt. Everest base camp. The races covers a distance of 1,050 km with 80,000 meters of ascent in 23 days.

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Alpinism, Rock climbing

Trail running

Tour du Beaufortain (Savoie)

Beaufortain is a nice region of Savoie department, South of Mont Blanc massif. With numerous good trails, amazing views over the mountains, large lakes, alpine meadow, it is a great destination for trail running.

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Trou de la Mouche (Aravis Massif)

Despite its weird name, the Trou de la Mouche (the fly’s hole) is a very nice “peak” of the Aravis massif. It is actually like a natural tunnel in the cliff of Rocher Perfia peak, at 2,467m.

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La Tournette (Bornes Massif)

La Tournette (2,351m), is a very scenic peak of the Bornes Massif. The West side has big cliffs and offers amazing view over Annecy and its lake, while the pastures of the East side are perfect for trail running.

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