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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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28 July 2016
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2016: Kilian Jornet's greatest challenge

This year Kilian Jornet will attempt what will probably be the most demanding challenges of the Summits of My Life project and, indeed, of his life. After breaking records on mountains around the world, the final part of his personal project will be an attempt to establish the record for ascending Everest, the world’s highest mountain (8,848m). The ascent of the giant Himalayan peak will take place in August and September. Once again, Kilian Jornet is taking on this challenge his own way, in the most pure and minimalist manner possible. "Everest will probably be one of the most demanding climbs I’ve ever faced. It will be a great learning experience, from how my body reacts to...
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17 July 2016
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Kissing the Hardrock for the third time

Third consecutive Hardrock and third victory, this time shared. After running together for almost 23 hours,Kilian Jornet and the local runner Jason Schlarb decided to cross the line together and be the first to kiss the cherished Hardrock in the American ultra-distance race. The event is among those that featured on the list that Kilian Jornet made when he was 16. In 2014, the Cerdanya athlete won in the San Juan mountains for the first time and set a new course record. This year he returned to enjoy and win, alongside Schlarb, the Hardrock in a time close to the record he set two years ago. Jornet and Schlarb kissed the rock with the engraved logo after racing for 22h58’28’’.“In long-distance runs the most important thing is the...
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24 May 2016
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Zegama es Zegama

Mud, cold and rain continue to play a major role in the Zegama Aizkorri. However, perhaps today they were on Kilian Jornet’s side after he won the Basque event for the eighth time. All expectations were met and the 45km and 2,075 climb, in what Jornet considers “the best mountain marathon in the world”, played its part, allowing the 400 runners to enjoy a technical and very muddy course.  Jornet arrived at Zegama having chosen it as part of brief calendar of only two mountain races. He also arrived unsure of his physical readiness as right up until this week he was skiing in Norway. However, the Aizkorri mountains and the Aratz range were the perfect allies in his victory in a time of 3h50m, just two minutes shy of the record that he himself set in...
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18 April 2016
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Summits of My Life conmemorates the first anniversary of the Nepal earthquake

April 25 marks the first anniversary of the terrible earthquake that rocked Nepal in 2015. To commemorate this sad event, Summits of My Life is initiating the campaign #SOSNepal to raise the funds needed to complete the charitable project that was begun in December to coincide with the premiere of “Langtang”, the project’s third section.To achieve this Summits of My Life is holding fund-raising screenings of the film around the world. People from countries as disparate as the United States, Spain, Japan and Qatar can enjoy the film while making a charitable donation. All money raised goes towards the Summits of My Life charitable project.The project, launched by Summits of My Life and the NGO SOS Himalaya, is raising funds to help rebuild 116 houses in Langtang....
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13 April 2016
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A summer for Everest

Kilian Jornet has been competing in the mountains throughout his adult life. Over the past ten years he has been victorious in the world’s biggest races, fulfilling the dreams he listed when he was a child. This year Jornet is preparing for a bigger challenge: reaching the summit of Everest as part of his personal project Summits of My Life.In order to prepare himself for the challenge, Kilian Jornet has decided to participate in only a few races this summer and to focus on mountaineering, climbing and altitude acclimatization. “I don’t want to completely miss out on mountain races this year because it’s something I love and where I have great friends and I can enjoy the mountains.” That’s why the Cerdanya athlete will compete in the Zegama Aizkorri...
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19 March 2016
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Four Individual Ski Mountaineering World Cups

A great weekend for Kilian Jornet in the Mondolé Ski Alp (Italy) competition, where he has completed an excellent season in the ski mountaineering World Cup with a double. Having won the vertical race world championship yesterday, today he went on to complete the double by winning the individual category in the Piedmont mountains. “It’s been a perfect season. I’m really happy with the way it’s gone, to be in front in so many races, winning two championships and and winning at the Pierra Menta and the Altitoy couldn’t be better," he said.Jornet has once again shown the form he’s in on a 16.3km circuit that started at the Prato Nevoso ski station and included a 1,920m climb. He led from the start in a hotly contested race with...
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18 March 2016
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World Vertical Race Champion

Today Kilian Jornet has been proclaimed world champion in the vertical race category after being the fastest at the Mondolé Ski Alp (Italy), the last event on the mountain ski World Cup calendar. It’s another trophy to add the many he already has and tomorrow he may add one more when he competes in the individual category, which he hopes to win for the fourth time. "I was a little bit worried about fatigue after Pierra Menta but I have felt strength enough in today's test. The feeling could not have been better and I am very happy to win also the World Cup. A regularity trophy is always nice ", Jornet said.Jornet was fastest in an explosive race over 2.9km with a 700m climb. He completed the course in 28'05", 21 seconds faster than the...
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14 March 2016
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German première of “Langtang”

“Langtang”, the third film in the Kilian Jornet’s Summits of My Life project begins a round of screenings around the world. People in various countries will have the opportunity to enjoy the film and also to contribute to the charitable project in Nepal.Following the official presentation in Barcelona last December, Stuttgart will be the next stop when “Langtang” will get its German première on March 30. The film’s three main protagonists Kilian Jornet, Seb Montaz and Jordi Tosas will be there to share with the public their experiences in Nepal while making the film. The event will be presented by Olympic Medalist in Cross Country Skiing Peter Schlickenrieder, now a TV commentator.The screening starts at 20h30 in...
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12 March 2016
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Kilian Jornet wins his fourth Pierra Menta

Kilian Jornet and Mathéo Jacquemoud made the famous Pierra Menta stage event in the French Alps their own over the past few days. They won three of four stages, finally beating the French pair William Bon Mardion and Xavier Gachet and Italian pair Michele Boscacci and Roberto Antoniolli.“We’re very satisfied because it was a very special Pierra Menta, like we always dream, with long and technical mountain stages. It’s a dream come true winning here with Mathéo who I’ve raced with often but never in the Pierra. And now we have, and winning the Pierra Menta always means more than winning any other race”, said Kilian JornetThe Pierra Menta continues to be one of the key events in mountain skiing. Some 210 teams took part in the competition...
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