Proud partner of the Eiger Ultra Trail
We are once again a sponsor of the famous Eiger Ultra Trail. The international race is being held for the fourth time in the impressive setting of the mountain landscape around Grindelwald over the weekend of 16-17 July 2016. The participants have to choose between four different trails at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The longest is 101 kilometres with an elevation difference of 6,700 metres and the shortest is 14 kilometres, with an elevation difference of 1,400 metres.
For the first time ever and to highlight the importance of the event, Julbo is offering a special edition of the successful Aero model designed exclusively for the race. The “Aero Eiger Ultra Trail” is equipped with photochromic “Zebra” lenses. These ultralight sunglasses make their mark with their massive field of vision, excellent ventilation and secure fit. The perfect glasses for trail runners offer peak performance with maximum comfort.
Many top Julbo athletes, most notably Ueli Steck, one of the world’s best mountaineers and climbers, choose the Aero. What matters for the event’s ambassador and participant in the Eiger Ultra Trail 2016 is the personal challenge: “Personally, I believe that the Eiger Ultra Trail will be tougher than a solo attempt on the North Face of the Eiger...”
Two times winner Urs Jenzer is again starting this year as one of the favourites. He trained in 2014 in the context of the “Julbo Eiger Trail Session” with the amateur Frank Bauknecht. In the event series created by Julbo, each amateur shares a special sporting experience with a professional.
The following Julbo athletes are also competing in 2016 in the Eiger Ultra Trail for the top places:
- Andrea Huser (SWISS) at the start of the E101
- Nicole Friedrich (GERMAN) at the start of the E101
- Regine Schlump (GERMAN) at the start of the E51
- Ueli Steck (SWISS) at the start of the E101
We too will be represented 15 -17 July in the Brand Village in Grindelwald during the run. Please come and visit us at the Julbo Stand!
Information about the Eiger Ultra Trail www.eigerultratrail.ch