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 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.