Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL®, in particular GGUT 110, is neither a marathon nor an average trail. GGUT 110 mainly runs over 2,000 m altitude, with four passages above 2,500 m. Even the best athlete
can have an accident in the middle of the night, in cold, snowy or rainy conditions. Adverse circumstances might have you wait longer for help than expected. Your personal safety therefore might
also depend on the quality of your personal equipment.
Therefore, mandatory equipment is minimal equipment! Every participant has to adjust this to his or her personal needs. It is most important not to pack as light as possible (just to save a few
grams), instead choose gear which best protects you against the cold, windy and snowy alpine conditions which might occur.
Weather changes and bad weather have to be expected at any time. Please keep in mind that due to the terrain the organiser only has limited possible ways of reacting. The organiser is going to
take all decisions carefully after having examined and considered the facts. In case of doubt, decisions will be taken in favour of the safety of the participants.
Especially we urge you to pay attention to:
- Prevention against extreme cold, but also hot conditions (sun protection!)
- Never stop at a point in very high altitude
- Not to wait until you shiver before you put on more clothes
- Not to change clothes in strong windy conditions: try to do so before, or go a bit further until you reach some kind of shelter.
Stay on the trails. If you lose the track, go back until you find the last sign.
Pay attention what you do with your poles (especially in the first part of the race, when the participants are closer together). Don’t put your hands into the loops, because in case of a fall you
will not be able to use your hands.
All races are long races, which have to be prepared well. Especially GGUT 110 demands highest skills concerning physical and psychological fitness, technical skills and experience in high
altitude mountain regions. If in doubt, we recommend to choose the shorter race or reconsider starting. Always run below your maximum limit (especially in the first part), so that enough energy
remains in case of difficult situations, such as a sudden change of weather.
The amount and quality of food and drink have to be adjusted to weather conditions and supplemented by regular intake of salt. Keep a balance between fast and slow consumption of sugar.
At the supply stations in Kals and Rudolfshütte we have space for rests, where you can also take a nap. Never sleep anywhere alone on the trail, as it is dangerous. Exhaustion and lack of
attention can lead to accidents.
- Emergency number GGUT: +43 680 443 77 39 (must be saved in your mobile).
- Alpine Emergency Call (if your phone has no signal): remove SIM card and dial 112
A mobile phone with international connection as well as enough battery is part of your mandatory equipment.
ATTENTION: Never leave a participant in trouble alone!