Beni Hug and Tony Sbalbi hit the road again to score another incredible feat. They climbed Pic Dufour and Mont Blanc, the two highest peaks in Switzerland and France, in a single lap – an impressive feat of endurance.
Ski mountaineering feat 2015
Just two years ago, in May 2015, athlete Mammut Beni Hug and French ski mountaineer Tony Sbalbi climbed the seven over 4000m peaks of the Aletsch region on ski touring in just 20 time. Beni and Tony managed to set a personal best by climbing a total of 7,000 vertical meters and covering a distance of around 65 km. Two years later, they came together again to take on another grandiose challenge and add another adventure to their previous one.
Ski mountaineering feat 2017
This time, the Swiss national and his French counterpart are planning to climb the highest peaks in their home country in a single lap. The single summit-to-summit route (approx. 78 km), which stretches along a similar route to the Haute Route, normally takes several days. The two endurance specialists conquered the entire tour, including the ascent of both peaks, in less than 50 hours. The full reality of this feat of endurance only becomes evident when one realizes that the total distance to be covered is 140 km at an altitude of 13,902 meters, with a total of 14,622 meters of ascent and descent. to cross.