New for 2011 and reappearing in 2012
No paper handkerchiefs, no soiled toilet paper along the race route. Each runner will receive, along with his race-bib, 3 plastic bags in which to transport their soiled tissues and toilet paper to the next rubbish-bin!
Improvements for 2012
- An improvement to the communication concerning the protection of natural environments: this year, a particular effort is being made concerning communicating with not only the runners but those accompanying them and the public in general. So we are re-enforcing preventative measures with the creation of a special accompanying persons’ guide.
- Implementation of "Environmental Ambassadors": we are positioning teams of volunteers on the ground to increase public awareness regarding the respect of the rules of the nature reserves.
Let us fight against the ground erosion
Refrain from using shortcuts. Do not take the easy route cutting between the paths particularly in areas very
exposed to soil erosion and gullied by the rain, such as the one going down to Arnuva.
Natural spaces respect
The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® supported by the Chamonix Mont Blanc valley Association of communes is making a tremendous effort to be eco-responsible. You have a vital role to play in this challenge !
By definition trail running is in open country, moreover it is its charm because running in the middle of magnificent settings is stimulating and one feels close to nature.
To be to trailer is also a philosophy based on environmental protection.
Most of us are sensitive to it but we have, however, noticed on paths after the passage of the runners that it is still not everybody, especially since there are not only runners.
The UTMB®, CCC®, TDSTM and PTLTM cross areas where nature is protected and in particular two nature reserves:
- La réserve des Aiguilles Rouges (from the Col des Montets to La Flégère)
- and La réserve des Contamines Montjoie (from Notre Dame de la Gorge to la Croix du Bonhomme).
These reserves are areas promoting biodiversity where we concentrate on the protection of species of animals, plants...
That is why we wish to remind you of some valid rules of conduct not only for trailers but also for those accompanying them, whether it is during the actual race or during reconnaissance, training,… basically, the rules are valid all year round, it is obligatory to respect them in the nature reserves and essential to respect them in all natural environments !
|Take away all your waste to preserve the cleanliness of the area||
No camping and no fires in respect of the flora and fauna
NB : Strictly forbidden within the nature reserves
|Stay on the paths, these are man’s territory|
|Do not pick flowers, nor collect fossils, so that others behind you may admire them||
Dogs must be on leads.
NB : Note that within the Les Contamines reserve, they are tolerated on leads
Within the Aiguilles Rouges reserve, they are strictly forbidden
Avoid making a noise and the practice of any activity likely to cause a disturbance, for the tranquillity of the fauna and the other users