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6H challenge

Race on August 18th 2024

6H challenge Info

Distance & Vertical Metres
  • Collect as many vertical meters as you possible on the Vertical Extreme course in 6 hours.
    2000 HM, 3000 HM, 4000 HM, .....
  • 09:00 h at the Schattberg X-press valley station in Saalbach
  • Mountain station of the Schattberg X-press (Schattberg East)
Time limit
  • 6 hours
  • Last start authorisation in the valley at 14:00 h!



  • The net running times from the start to the finish, altitude metres before time, are counted
    (Example: 4000 metres in 5:30 hours is counted before 3000 metres in 3:30 hours)

The entry fee includes the following

  • Drinking and refreshment stations (no cups served!)
  • Starter present
  • Care & Security
  • Powerdrinks, Gels & Power bars
  • Pasta Party at the Skyrest (Schattberg summit)
  • Descent with the Schattberg X-Press gondola (with start number)

Drinking and refreshment stations

  • KM 1,6 Mittelstation Schattberg - electrolyte drink, water
  • KM 3,3 Schattberg Bergstation/Ziel - elektrolyte drink, water, bananas, chocolate, Powerbar bar, Soft cookies, salted pretzels, milk protein shakes, Silberpfeil energy drink
Additional info
  • Walking poles (if in use) must be carried during the whole race
  • Littering alongside the track is strictly forbidden
  • Timing only in the uphill parts
  • Break between leaving the gondola and starting the next uphill at your own discretion

Track info


For all distances of the Saalbacher Trail & Skyrace

Equipment & Age classes

Obligate equipment
  • Good shoes
  • Weatherproof clothing
  • Insurance which covers helicopter rescue
  • Headwear
Age classes
  • No age classes