The Course du Nid d’Aigle is a Classic. A mountain race that has been undulating on the slopes of Mont-Blanc since before the word Trail existed. An event that is neither old nor new, but of the eternal school. To run it is to honor the tradition of the pioneers. The real ones. Those of the génépi-saucisson-Beaufort diet. And winning its 33ᵉ edition is an immense source of pride.
From yesterday to today, this climb offers an arrival at the gateway to the Mont – Blanc access route used by mountaineers. The descent with the inevitable Tramway du Mont-Blanc à crémaillère is a distinctive feature of this historic race.
The race is also the time when the 250 assiduous volunteers get together for this popular summer festival. Marked by true authenticity and simplicity, the Montée du Nid d’Aigle is held on the 3rd weekend of July.
The Montée du Nid d’Aigle is a fairly emblematic mountain race. The Nid d’Aigle is a starting point for the ascent of Mont-Blanc. The race involves climbing a steep slope from Le Fayet to Le Nid d’Aigle at considerable altitude, making it a demanding physical challenge for participants. The event attracts passionate mountain runners and elite athletes from all over the world.