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Patrouille des Glaciers 2022

25th April 2022 - 1st May 2023

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Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG)

The Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) is an international ski mountaineering race organised by the Swiss Army. The PDG is widely regarded as the hardest mountain endurance race in the World.  The race routes lead from Zermatt to Verbier (Course Z) or from Arolla to Verbier (Course A) and must be completed in one single stage. Both courses rise from near sea-level to over 3,500m.

This mountaineering challenge was invented in the run up to World War II, when mountain specialists of the Swiss Armed Forces were searching for ways to verify their physical and technical readiness to fight a war.  The race takes place every two years. Organised by the Swiss Army, the race attracts military and civilian teams from all over the world.

Interest in the race has increased steadily over the years. Even though the capacity of the race has been doubled in recent years, there are usually not enough starting slots available for all athletes interested in participating.

Ski 4 Cancer – About Us

Set up by a team of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Ski 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of days out and short breaks for families affected by cancer. We also support research into the positive effects of exercise and altitude and how they can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Ski 4 Cancer!

If you have been lucky enough to secure a place in the 2020 race and would like to Ski 4 Cancer, we’d be absolutely delighted!  Alternatively, if you’d like to apply for a subsidised place for 2020, please get in touch!  Either way, if you would like to collect sponsorship / donations to help raise funds for Ski 4 Cancer, we would be very grateful indeed.



25th April 2022
1st May 2023


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