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23 April 2017
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One trip to the Himalayas, two challenges

Kilian Jornet is ready for the great adventure of 2017. After taking part in the Mezzalama yesterday, where he finished second together with Marti Werner and Martin Anthamatten.There was no time to relax as he boarded a plane en route to the Himalayas, where he expects to spend the next few weeks on two very different climbing projects.  First stop: Cho OyuDuring the first part of his trip Kilian Jornet will attempt to climb Cho Oyu (8,201m), the world’s sixth highest mountain. He will be accompanied by his companion Emelie Forsberg. Jornet and Forsberg looked for a peak that would be reasonably accessible from base camp. After considering various options they chose this...
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22 March 2017
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2017 Calendar

Kilian Jornet expects to be very active this season. Far from weakening or taking a rest, the Cerdanya athlete has ahead of him several months in which the mantra is a mix of activities and a variety of situations. There’s everything on this summer’s menu, from expeditions to the Himalayas to trail running in the Pyrenees, as well as personal projects and the great trail running classics. “I like a mix of things and this season is looking good because there’s a bit of everything, from the big Everest project to trail races, as well as personal projects and alpine running. I’m just as motivated as ever and keen to see what happens this season,” Jornet said.   Everest, in spring and with the 2016 experience under his belt This...
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1 March 2017
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5 times Vertical Race World Champion

First gold medal for Kilian Jornet in the Ski Mountaineering World Championship held in Alpago-Piancavallo (Italy). He was fastest in the vertical race and claimed his fifth World Championship in the specialty after 10 years in the mountain skiing elite. Jornet showed that he’s on top of his game in an event that was delayed due to a late snowfall in the Italian Dolomites. Kilian crossed the line in a time of 24:06, 12 seconds faster than the Italian Damiano Lenzi. The Swiss Werner Marti was third.  “I’m very happy with today’s race because finishing a World Championship like this is always great. That’s five consecutive World Championships and to be in good shape on D-Day for ten years is very positive,” Jornet said.The climbing...
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26 February 2017
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Silver Medal Ski Mountaineering World Champs

 Kilian Jornet made a good start in the Ski Mountaneeiring World Championship race held at Alpago-Piancavallo in the Italian Dolomites. The Cerdanya athlete took the silver medal in the individual category which kicked off this top world event that is held every two years.Jornet came second behind the Italian Damiano Lenzi in an exciting race which was won over the last few metres. Killian crossed the line a mere one second behind the winner who took gold with a time of 1:52.10. The German Anton Palzer came third, 34 seconds behind the winner.“I’m very happy because it was a fight to the finish. These are the kind of races we like. It was a very technical race in difficult conditions because there wasn’t much snow, which made the descents...
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22 January 2017
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Font Blanca - Andorra

In his tenth season at the top Kilian Jornet has shown that he’s still as motivated as the boy with the Mohican who used to turn up for races in a minivan. For the past three years in Andorra he’s been at the top of the podium and despite some muscle pain this morning he came second in the vertical race event in Arcalís. Yesterday he finished sixth in the individual race. “Both races were great this weekend. The weather and the snow quality have meant we could enjoy these very beautiful and technical courses through the Andorra mountains which we haven’t been able to enjoy for a while and in spite of everything I’m as motivated as ever,” Jornet said. La Font Blanca staged the opening event of the ski...
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3 January 2017
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22 November 2016
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Ski Mountaineering Calendar

Kilian Jornet has presented his mountain ski season calendar. This year the Cerdanya athlete will compete in all the World Cup events, in the World Championship and in classic events such as the Pierra Menta. He will take part in the vertical and individual categories, which are his favourites.On his official page Kilian said on Facebook Live: "Another mountain ski season is upon us and despite getting older I’m continuing to compete because I love this sport. The standard keeps improving and you really have to fight to finish near the top and achieve your goals"Unlike in previous years, the Pyrenees will be the key player in this year’s World Cup, with three events: Andorra, Cambre d'Aze and Val d'Aran. And for the first time Spain will host one...
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22 October 2016
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Kilian Jornet's comeback in La Fully

It seems that there are always new challenges for Kilian Jornet. It’s less than a month since he returned from the expedition to Everest where he attempted to scale the roof of the world as part of his Summits of My Life project. Although it wasn’t a success, he returned from the Himalayas in good spirits and keen to continue climbing and mountaineering. After only three weeks in Norway and the Alps he has retuned to mountain running. “I’m always itching for competition,” Jornet said, adding: “I haven’t been to La Fully for a long time but it’s an event I’ve always enjoyed. This year I didn’t have high expectations but wanted to test myself.”Jornet last took part in La Fully in 2008 and returned with the...
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29 September 2016
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We arrived in Kathmandu on August 7. We had what was effectively a one-way ticket, although the aim was to reach the summit in between four and six weeks. Everything depended on our acclimatisation and the conditions on the mountain, but we felt good. We were excited and keen to begin the challenge. After several weeks of preparation in the high Alps, we flew to Kathmandu. The initial idea was to go directly to Rombuk and the Base Camp, but due to various bureaucratic problems we didn’t arrive in Tibet until August 16.Before going to Tibet we took advantage of this time and went to Langtang so as not to lose our acclimatisation and to see how the reconstruction work in the valley was progressing after last year’s earthquake.We climbed the valley from Syabru Besi to...
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15 September 2016
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Everest 2016

Kilian Jornet returns from Everest without having climbed the world’s highest mountain. Bad weather conditions during the final stage of the expedition have forced him to abandon the attempt to climb Everest via the north face.As Jornet explained: “During the first few weeks we were acclimatising well and the conditions were good. However, when we were getting ready to prepare the attempt the weather began to change. There were some heavy snow storms and a large accumulation of snow. As a result, although we were in good physical shape, there was a high risk of avalanches and in the absence of good safety conditions it was impossible to climb.”  In spite of not being able to complete the challenge, Jornet was happy with the experience....
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