Swiss International Mountain Marathon


equipment control

The material listed on the equipment check sheet is prescribed and controlled, The equipment control sheet can be downloaded from this page. It has to be filled in completely and signed.

properties. check and confirm
Runner 1 & 2
# properties. check and confirm Runner 1 & 2 Team
1 A tent with sewn-in ground Can be closed all around, standing independently (no bivouac sacks!)
2 Sleeping bag for overnight stays on over 2000 m.ü.M. Rescue blankets or sheets are not accepted as a sleeping bag, but may be used in addition.
3 OL / trekking or hiking boots with at least 5 mm profile (no indoor or training shoes!)
4 One pocket or headlamp eachwith which map and path can be illuminated for at least three hours. Replacement batteries are mandatory for each lamp model.
5 Catering for the whole competition, quantity depending on the category. At the finish of the second stage, there must be an emergency ration per person for a further 12 hours.
6 dress Wind, rain and cold protection covering the whole body (jacket and trousers), replacement underwear, sweater, cap (cold protection), gloves.
7 Cooker and pans with a burning time of at least two hours. At the finish of the second stage at least one liter of water has to be cooked.
8 Emergency Pharmacy with at least elastic bandages, patches, disinfectants and analgesics.
9 A compass and a mobile phone for emergencies The use of GPS systems and tracking services on smartphones is expressly prohibited!
10 One trill whistle each per person.
11 One backpack each waterproof or with equipment packed in plastic bags.


After the finish, the equipment is randomly checked at random.

Teams with incomplete equipment will be disqualified!

equipment Tips

Adequate equipment decides - of course, among many other factors - in a not to be underestimated mass, whether the SIMM is a dreamlike experience, or an eventful nightmare! We would like to support you with a checklist.


This section contains tips for optimal Mountain Marathon Pack. Which material must necessarily be carried, can be found under the point «equipment control».

  • backpack

    It should be lightweight and provide good wearing comfort. Content: For professional packs 30-35 liters suffice. For those who like to bivouac more comfortably, it should already be 40-45 liter.
  • Shoes

    We strongly advise against road running shoes (training shoes) as they are not suitable for running in alpine and pre-alpine terrain, especially in wet and damp conditions! For athletes OL shoes are suitable with non-slip cam or tread sole. For hikers comfortable, lightweight hiking or trekking shoes with grippy outsole.

  • running Dress

    Wind, cold and rain protection should always be ready to hand at the top in your backpack. For competitors: OL dress, jogging clothes. For hikers: hiking or walking clothes.

  • Zelt

    Lightweight tent with sewn-on bottom (already available at retail outlets under 1 kg). For very small tents, a plastic garbage bag helps to stow the backpack in the camp.
  • Sleeping bag

    Lightweight but warm down sleeping bag. "Rescue blankets" as a sleeping bag are not allowed, they do not breathe and the eternal crackle disturbs the necessary deep sleep (even your neighbors). An insulation mat is recommended as a base.

    It should be noted that the bivouac is above 2000 m.ü.M. is pitched open and at this altitude during the night, even in the summer can be very cold!

  • Stove

    Cooker with a light, small pan, lighter or water-resistant matches. For professionals: a "collapsible" meat cheese-Aluform as pans and meta-tablets as fuel, stove with stones build yourself. Two to three dense plastic bags (two to three liters content) and a little string allow easy water transport and the creation of a water reserve at the tent.
  • spare clothes

    Dry, warm substitute underwear, pullover or fleece, all-body covering wind, cold and rain clothing (jacket and pants) and possibly socks (for professionals rich plastic bags as shoe inserts in the camp), cap and gloves for cold nights.
  • between Meals

    Isotonic drinks, chocolates, fruit slices, dried fruits, glucose, etc. Attention: From the beginning you can eat regularly and drink enough, even if you have to choke! As soon as you get hungry, it's already too late!
  • Catering

    There is only one principle to keep in mind: highest possible energy content, but small and light! It is very important to eat warm: soups, tea, ready meals etc. Take so much food that you can eat at the camp several times (in installments). The food is as important as the sleep! Guideline: 3000-5000 kcal. per person per day, depending on the course.
  • Various other

    • Small emergency pharmacy (elastic bandage, patches, painkillers such as Treupel, disinfectants)
    • Flashlight or headlamp that can illuminate the path and map for at least three hours, spare battery,
    • whistle
    • Compass
    • Waterproof felt-tip pen and small scale to draw the items by coordinates
We hope to have helped you a little bit and wish you good luck, no famine and a good night's sleep!

PS 1 We are grateful for hot equipment tips - future participants will be better prepared for their first Mountain Marathon!

PS 2 And ​​all this should weigh about four to six kilograms for professionals, hikers no more than eight to nine kilograms!

Further tips, also for the equipment, give you our two long-standing competition doctors Beat & Max Hintermann over preparation, behavior in the competition, in the bivouac and with accidents on our side to Medical leaflet.



The official website of SIMM is in German. We strive to translate as much content as possible and make it available in English / Français / Italiano, but the German version is always valid!


The official SIMM website is written in German language. We try to translate as much as possible. (Help for translation is very welcome!)


Le site officiel de SIMM est en allemand. Nous nous efforçons de traduire le plus de contenu possible et de le rendre disponible en anglais / français / italy, ma la estonie est toujours valable.


Il sito web ufficiale della SIMM è scritto in Tedesco. Cerchiamo di tradurre contenuti al massimo possibile la la versione valida è semper quella in Tedesco.

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