It is with great sadness that the Trailers du Mont-Blanc learnt of the death Jean Claude Marmier, on Thursday July 24th. During a reconnaissance trip for the PTL®, with Jacqueline and Guy Ecochard and Isabelle Juchat (trainee Assistant PTL® Project), he was the victim of a heart attack. A great Man of the mountains, Jean-Claude was, for 12 years, a pillar of the trail-running family.
Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Claude Marmier was President of the Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne and then President of the Fédération de Montagne et d’Escalade. He wrote the most beautiful pages in the history of French mountaineering by participating in numerous expeditions and first ascensions in the Alps and Himalaya.
His passion for the mountains later led him to trail-running paths and long distance races. He was one of the founding members of the Trailers du Mont Blanc, who had a strategic vision which widely served the The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® races. President of the Commission for the Environment and Director of the PTL®, Jean-Claude always kept his incredible passion for the mountains while respecting authenticity. He never stopped sharing his passion by conceiving, each year, a new route for the PTL ®, which let the runners involved discover new horizons.
Several times finisher of the UTMB®, hand in hand with his wife Natacha, traveling all the trails of the world, their enthusiasm has never stopped growing.
His charisma, his capacity to mobilise and gather « his » troops, his frank way of speaking, his caustic sense of humour, his voice which carried..., his hair-raising laugh and above all his great enthusiasm will be sorely missed.
All the Trailers du Mont-Blanc and all the trail-running community have a great sympathy for his wife Natacha, his family and friends and share their great sadness.
Les Trailers du Mont-Blanc
You may planned to discover a part of the course in the coming days ?
Due to recent rainfall, snow is still present on the footpaths around Mont-Blanc, particularly above 1800/2000 metres altitude depending upon the direction of the slope.
These conditions engender risks such as slipping or falling snow-slides. We recommend that you take the greatest care.
To adapt your itinerary and equipment, we invite you to inquire about field conditions.
Do not hesitate to get information from the "Office de Haute Montagne" (High Mountain Office) of Chamonix Mont-Blanc : www.chamoniarde.com - tel : +33 4 50 53 22 08
The reservation of transport tickets in online!
All information here
The 2014 runners guide & the maps are now available on your runner's page!
Vous êtes médecin? Rejoignez-nous!
Nous recherchons pour cette édition 2014 des médecins bénévoles pour venir compléter l'équipe paramédicale et médicale qui interviendra sur la TDS®, l'OCC, la CCC® et l'UTMB®.
Selon vos compétences et vos envies, vous pourrez intervenir en montagne (profil recherché : urgentiste - anesthésiste - médecins de secours en montagne) ou au niveau des postes médicaux installés dans les villages (profil recherché : médecin généraliste - médecin du sport). Nous accueillons également les internes munis d'une licence de remplacement
Le matériel médical est intégralement fourni, une régulation médicale-secours sera en place sur Chamonix pendant l'ensemble des courses.
Pour tout renseignement, n'hésitez pas à contacter l'organisation ou Laurence Poletti, responsable de la coordination des médecins : (email@example.com)
Merci par avance !