Daniel Catania, Race Director of USHUAIA by UTMB® :
"USHUAIA by UTMB® will be a truly special trail running event that will take runners into the remote and wild areas of the “End of the World”. As the other events of the UTMB® calendar, this one is based on the runners’ semi autonomy.
Climbs are long and at times exposed, requiring runners to be confident in altitude. The climate in the southern mountains of the Andes (1.000 to 1.500 meters high) is similar to the one that can be found in the Alps at 2.500-3.000 meters high.
April temperatures during daytime may reach 10-15°C in the valleys. In the mountains, where most of the trail is located, they are much lower, and runners might find themselves experiencing the four seasons of the year in just one day.
At night, temperatures can drop below freezing, so runners will need to equip accordingly.
In short, it will be a technical trail, with big “ups and downs”, diverse geographies, changing landscapes and an oscillating climate.
FMU participants will cross over more than eight mountain passages, like “The French” or “The Tristen”, with amazing views on the “Cortez” mountain, the “Esmeralda” Lagoon and the huge “Fagnano” lake. Because Argentinian Patagonia is one of the wildest and loneliest places that exist, participating in this 130km route will be like running 160km for participants from other parts of the world.
As for the FBT, the circuit will allow runners to admire the Beagle Channel and explore another iconic place: the “Five Brothers” mountain.
In the LCT, runners will appreciate the “Middle Hill”, the “Bonete” and “La Cloche” mountain, with its bell shape. They will also go through different passages with unique views, while they finally approach the City of Ushuaia.
In the ELT course, runners will be able to admire the “Cortez” mountain and the “Middle Hill”, among other elevations of the area. Like the other circuits, this one offers incredible landscapes while running along paths that provide amazing views of the oceans, rivers, forests, mountains, lagoons and, finally, the City."