Tips and testimonials
What are the principles of mountain safety?
"Each rider is responsible for his own safety. In the mountains, autonomy is a key notion that must always be given priority and comes before competition. To be autonomous, it is essential to take care of your own health and to know how to evaluate yourself. Remember to eat and hydrate yourself very regularly. Be aware of symptoms that should alert you: nausea, difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, tachycardia, hypothermia or hyperthermia. In case of problems, ask yourself: Am I able to go to the next refueling point without endangering my health? If you are unable to continue, call the race headquarters at +33 4 50 53 47 51, or the priority emergency number 112. Be aware that even if the organization has developed a complete and efficient rescue system to guarantee the safety of the competitors on all the courses, all kinds of hazards linked to the mountain environment or to the race can make you wait longer than expected for help.
"The location of the victim and the nature of his problem or injury are important information for the rescue workers. To allow you to communicate the most precise location possible and to facilitate the search of the first aiders, there are markers along the course (approximately every thirty minutes for the slowest runners). These markers are composed of a color, a number and a letter. If you are in difficulty, indicate which sign you passed last. The signs are designed so that even if you only remember one of the three elements, it will allow us to narrow the search. According to the rules of the organization, you must carry a cell phone with an active international option and charged batteries. To save your battery, remember to disable bluetooth® type options and 3G function."