The course starts and finishes in Alagna Valsesia, 1,192m. It passes by the Bocchetta delle Pisse, 2,396m and summits at the Indren cable car station, 3,260m for a distance of 9 km and a total 2,086m vertical climb.
The course is on mountain trails summiting at 3,260m and includes demanding uphill sections, exposed areas, steep pastures, scree and snow fields, possibly subject to severe environmental and weather conditions. A high level of physical preparation is required, high altitude mountaineering experience, knowledge of the risks of the terrain and the ability to manage eventual sudden changes such as strong winds and below zero temperatures.
Respect of the environment is among the principal requirements of this high altitude course.
The course must be followed on sight as variation of the GPX reading may occur in areas with snow.