Tor des Geants

I was commissioned to create this piece as a wedding gift for an inspiring athlete who completed the race in 2016.

I tried to give the map a suitably dramatic look, using layered washes of ink to illustrate the terrain, and added an elevation profile along the bottom.

The Tor des Geants is a non-stop footrace around the Italian Alps covering and incredible 340km with an overall elevation change of 24,000m.