Monte Rosa SkyMarathon Equipment

Equipment worn from the start

Each athlete is directly responsible for their equipment during the race.
At the race start in Alagna, the following kit is required:

  • ARVA (or ARTVA)
  • trail running shoes with snow gaiter (integrated or separate)


We suggest Scarpa Ribelle Run Kalibra G or Scarpa Ribelle Run shoe with Micro Ghetta Nortec

  • thermal socks
  • long tights and long sleeved technical top or skialp suit


From the Indren cable car station

In the backpack each athlete must have:

  • micro crampons with at least 12 metal spikes distributed between toe and heel

We suggest Nortec Nordic or Nortec Trail

From the Indren cable car station, teams must be roped with:

  • UIAA 105 approved harness

  • UIAA 101 approved 8 mm diameter dynamic rope 10m long
  • UIAA 128 approved via ferrata kit

  • ski or cross country poles
  • helmet with chin-strap fastened, conforming to the following standard:
    • EN 12492

Equipment carried in the backpack

The back pack must contain:

  • head lamp
  • helmet
  • long sleeved hooded windproof jacket

  • sunglasses
  • gloves

We suggest Nortec Guanti Tech

  • head gear
  • windproof over pants
  • thermal blanket

  • 1 lt hydration pack or bottle