Kilian Jornet Offers First Details of 2016 Everest Speed Record Bid


Kilian Jornet Offers First Details of 2016 Everest Speed Record Bid

Kilian Jornet, already one of the most impressive ultrarunners in the world, is about to upend the mountaineering world, too, with his wildly ambitious — and somewhat mad — Summits of My Life project. So far he has set speed records on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Denali, and Aconcagua. This year, in his final summit attempt, he’s tackling Everest. And this is no normal Big E bid. Jornet plans to go up the North Side of the mountain, choosing between the Horbein and Norton couloirs, depending on conditions. Either way he’s essentially climbing straight up the face of the world’s highest peak, bypassing any potential logjams created by slower climbers on the standard route. And of course, he's looking to top out faster than anyone. Mensjournal.com asked Jornet about his upcoming record attempt. More..

Source: Mensjournal.com

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