Kilian Jornet: Summits Of My Life

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Kilian Jornet is the world’s fastest mountain climber, ultrarunner, and ski mountaineer and his Summits of My Life project is his most ambitious achievement: the 29 year-old Spaniard challenged ascent and descent records for the world’s most important mountains including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Mt. Elbrus, Denali, Aconcagua, and Mount Everest. By using all his talent in ultrarunning, climbing, and skiing, Jornet made worldwide headlines with his jaw-dropping, superhuman climbs. In this illustrated, info-packed, and awe-inspiring account, Jornet documents his successful attempts to set new roundtrip FKTs (fastest-known times) while following his own ethic of climbing simply, purely, with minimal gear, and with love and respect for the environment and the mountains. Summits of My Life includes his preparation, his successes and failures, facts and elevation maps, and mind-blowing statistics along with Jornet’s personal commentary and inspiring photographs. With every new record, Jornet achieves the unthinkable and pushes the boundaries of mountaineer, ultrarunning, and ski mountaineering. Now, as his project nears completion, Jornet’s Summits of My Life will awe and thrill readers.
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VeloPress
Specifications
ISBN9781937715908
PublisherVeloPress
Publication Date2018
Pages208
Features
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction: The Project of My Life
  • Principles of the Project
  • Map of the Summits
  • THE CHALLENGES
  • The Mont Blanc Traverse: Mont Blanc from West to East, The Finest Line, Mont Blanc from South to North, The Innominata: Delicate Terrain
  • Mont Blanc: The Summit of Pioneers, Records and Friendship on Mont Blanc
  • The Matterhorn: A Glorious and Tragic Icon, Overcoming and Respecting a Legend
  • Mount Elbrus: A Volcano Between Europe and Asia, Frozen Mount Elbrus: The Impossible Summit
  • Denali: Extreme Cold at 20,000 Feet, A Fastest Known Time Among Friends
  • Aconcagua: The Roof of the Americas, A High-Altitude Battle
  • Mount Everest: Langtang and the Earthquake, The Mystery of the First Attempts on Everest, Learning to Accept Defeat, The First Everest Summits and Its Growing Popularity, A World of Possibilities
  • Forged in Dreams and Emotions: Imagining New Dreams
  • Contributors to the Project