The Clàssic is the first light mountaineering event in the world, split into two races: The ‘Face’ and The ‘Ridge’. The final ranking of the event will add for each team the points earned on the ‘Face’ to the ones earned on the Ridge.
The Face on Friday
The ‘Face’ consists on a freestyle, 500m vertical progression to tag a defined peak. Teams will be ranked over the aesthetic of their line, their technical skills, pace and respect of safety. Each team will start alone at the bottom of the Face. The Face will be announced one week before the event to the participants.
The Ridge on Saturday
Teams will follow a 22km long ridge line that crosses 3 different countries. Each team will try to tag up to 23 peaks within a 15 hours cutoff time.
Thursday, May 31st
20:00 — Check-In
20:30 — Opening Ceremony
21:00 — Face’s Preview and Technical Briefing
21:30 — Bib number drawing for the Face’s starting list
Friday, June 1st
07:30 — Breakfast
09:00 — Approach hike to get to the bottom of the Face
09:30 — The Face Competition
14:00 — Lunch
17:00 — Free Time
19:00 — Ridge’s Technical Briefing
20:00 — Dinner
Saturday, June 2nd
04:00 — Breakfast
05:00 — The Ridge Competition
20:00 — Descent from Finish Line to the Orris du Carla basecamp
20:30 — Dinner buffet
22:00 — Shuttle to Ordino
23:30 — Showers, drop bags recovery, personal belongings recovery
00:00 — Accommodation in Hotel La Neu
Sunday, June 3rd
09:00 — Breakfast
10:00 — Debriefing
10:00 — Prize Ceremony
11:00 — Farewell
The check-in will take place at La Neu in Llorts on Friday, May 31st at 8pm.
The race directors will study all applications carefully before to release a provisional entry list two weeks later.
Important Note: in the event of not reaching a minimum of 20 legit team entries, the organisation can decide to cancel the event.
Q: Which race can serve as a qualifier for the Clàssic?
A: The Clàssic does not require a qualifier as organizers praised mountaineering skills first.
Q: What covers the entry fee?
A: The 299 EUR per participant covers a full board in mountain hut from Thursday, May 31st (accommodation) to Sunday, June 3rd (breakfast). It also covers:
– all aid stations;
– transportation from and to Ordino;
– the loan of an outdoor smartphone tied to a 3G/4G sim card;
– a team of professionals managed by UIAGM-certified mountain guide Jordi Tosas;
– a finisher prize.
Q: Is there a cutoff time on Saturday for the Ridge?
A: Yes, all teams will have 15 hours of daylight to connect up to 23 peaks.
The 25 teams selected for this event will be announced on May 1st, 2018!
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