Tromsø, Norway 69° North – Hamperokken 57 km – Tromsdalstinden 32 km – Bønntuva 15 km – Blåmann Vertical Km
“We cannot think of a better place than the mountains of Tromsø for a skyrace: a place to run between the sky and the earth and to feel freedom. You will run technical ridges with views of the fjords, and cross grass valleys in true wilderness, while still close to the iconic and beautiful city Tromsø. The course joins the 2 higher summits of the area, Tromsdalstind and Hamperokken, in pure single track and off-trail style “
Tromsø SkyRace was started in 2014 by Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg. After spending time in the Tromsø area, the two of them wanted to create a race that followed the soul of sky running. Participants must have a combination of endurance, speed and mountaineering skills and knowledge to complete the course linking technical summits.
The route has long and sustained sections of scrambling terrain on the Hamperokken ridge, off trail sections on loose rocky parts in Tromsdalstind and off trail forest sections on the lower parts and snow fields on the summits.
Blåmann Vertical will take place on Friday 3 august 2018 and Tromso SkyRace (Hampeokken and Tromsdalstind) the 4th August 2018. They will be part of the Vertical and Ultra MiguRun SkyRunner World Series. The event is only suitable for highly experienced competitors and with mountain knowledge.