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April 23, 2018

PATROUILLE DES GLACIERS 2018: TAG HEUER ENGAGED IN THE RACE OF EXTREMES

A legendary race and a sublime setting for the elite of ski mountaineering, who’ve to test their limits: for the 2018 edition of the Patrouille des Glaciers, TAG Heuer, Official Partner of the event, supports the Raiffeisen team and unveils a special edition.

A journey as challenging as impressive

At more than 2,000 meters above sea level, on the snow-capped peaks of the canton of Valais, Switzerland, the Patrouille des Glaciers is a high-ranking military race open to civilians.

Bringing together the elite of ski mountaineering every other year–a sportive discipline that combines high mountain hiking with top-level skiing–this year’s event includes two races: nearly 53 kilometers from Zermatt to Verbier, and just over 26 kilometers from Arolla to Verbier.

Length and altitude turn these two races into extreme routes where endurance and determination make the whole difference. These two trails embody the values ​​of the Swiss army, but also those of TAG Heuer’s #dontcrackunderpressure spirit, the event’s Official Timekeeper since 2016.

TAG Heuer: as close to the race as one can get

Among over 5,000 runners ready to join the extreme race, an inspiring and committed endurance athlete stands out: Emily Vaudan, Friend of the Brand and winner of the Petite Patrouille des Glaciers’ 2016 edition.

Endowed with great human qualities, she led one of the two Raiffeisen teams to victory, of which TAG Heuer is also a partner.

Pushing one’s boundaries, remaining determined and applying endurance: such are TAG Heuer’s values, which are also celebrated through the unveil of a limited edition watch: the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Patrouille des Glaciers Special Edition. A sporty and sober model, with a grey dial bearing the PDG’s red logo.

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