Stairways to Heaven Vertical

On Saturday May 18th, 2019, climb 4’261 steps, at a maximum slope of 89%, and gain 780 meters of elevation over just 1,3 kilometers.

Funicolare Ritom of Quinto, Ticino (Italy)


The 4’261 steps of the route follow cable car rails and water pipelines leading to a hydroelectric power station. The average slope is 71%, with a maximum slope of 89%!

Stairways to Heaven Vertical

Funicolare Ritom of Quinto, Ticino (Italy)

Stairways to Heaven Vertical Altimetry

Descent to departure area is done individually by marked paths or cable car free run when the race is finished.

Race program

7:00 - 9:00 Bibs distribution

Bibs are distributed only in the race village on the day of the race. Bibs will not be sent in advance by post.

10:00 Race begins

First runner starts, followed by the next in 30 second intervals

14:00 End of race

Last runner reaches the finish

Records & Limits

0:26:07,34 by FRIEDRICH DÄHLER in 2017; 0:32:51,88 by KATIE SCHIDE in 2017

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