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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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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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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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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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20 November 2015
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Langtang: Summits of My Life 3

Presentation of ‘Langtang‘, the third film in the Summits of My Life project. Directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, the film is the story of a journey to the heart of Nepal.In April 2015, ultra runner Kilian Jornet is preparing for an expedition to Everest as part of his project, `Summits of My Life’, together with alpinist Jordi Tosas and filmmaker Sébastien Montaz-Rosset.Two days before departure, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal with devastating effect and Jordi’s beloved Langtang Valley is all but eradicated. Putting their original objective to one side, the team travel to Nepal with the hope of offering help in the place that they hold in their hearts.As the rhododendron flowers of Langtang herald the arrival of spring,...
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24 March 2015
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Summer calendar

Kilian Jornet presents his calendar for the summer of 2015. Unlike in previous years, he has decided not to take part in any specific competitive circuit and will race in Europe and in the United States this year. However, before the start of the trail running season, Kilian Jornet will travel to the Himalayas for nearly seven weeks in connection with the Summits of My Life project. This will be his team’s first approach of the Everest challenge (8,848m), although Jornet explained: ‘We know we have a long way ahead of us. Preparation will be a key factor, but patience will also be needed to discover those great mountains. I think this will be a long-term project that we hope to complete in the coming years.’ So, in this first...
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26 December 2014
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Summits of My Life: Aconcagua

Kilian Jornet sets a new ascent-descent record on Aconcagua (6.962m) as part of his project Summits of My Life. Jornet set a time of 12h49′ following the usual route, with start and finish in Horcones. “I’m really happy to have completed this new challenge. It has been tough, especially at 6,500m altitude when I suffered altitude sickness. Anyway, these moments of suffering will always be remembered” said Kilian More info on the Summits of My Life blog
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30 September 2014
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Presentation of DÉJAME VIVIR in Paris

Tomorrow, Wednesday, the 1st October, will be formally presented in France the second film of Summits of My Life project, the film Déjame Vivir.  There are two scheduled screenings  (19:30 and 21:00h) in the Étolie Lilas cinema, the tickets can be purchased on-line on the cinema website. This will be the fourth stop of the Summits of My Life World Tour which has already been in Catalonia, Italy and Switzerland. “France was a mandatory stop on our tour, as the record on Mont Blanc is featured as an important part of the film. Paris has always treated me with love, so it's a place I always like to return to”, Kilian Jornet explains. Credit: C.Racat
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29 July 2014
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Déjame Vivir screening in the Aosta Valley

Italian première in the Aosta Valley, home of the Cervino and Bruno Brunod Attending: Kilian Jornet and Bruno Brunod Place: Valtournenche Congress Hall (2/08), Forte di Bard (3/08) Free entry
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18 June 2014
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Record in the McKinley

Kilian Jornet completes ascent-descent record on McKinley (6,194m) with a time of 11h 48′.The conquest of the highest peak in North America, via the Rescue Gully route, means the achievement of the sixth route in the project Summits of My Life.“It has been a great adventure. Weather conditions were bad during much of the route. Yet, I managed to break the record, so I’m very satisfied. I took a different route rather than the usual one to avoid a stretch with fixed ropes because I wanted to stick to the values underlying the project, that is, attempting the record using as little equipment as possible, and without help ” said Jornet.Kilian Jornet completed the sixth challenge of his project Summits of My Life with the ascent...
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20 May 2014
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SUCCESFUL PRESENTATION OF DÉJAME VIVIR IN BARCELONA

More than 1,500 people filled the Palau de la Música Catalana in the presentation of the second film of athlete Kilian Jornet. La película, que narra las aventuras vividas en el Mont Blanc, el Elbrús y el Cervino, es parte del proyecto Summits of My Life del atleta "I'm overjoyed to see that people have enjoyed the film as much as we did making it, conceiving it ... This second film is much more than a film. Déjame Vivir (Let me Live) shows our approach to the mountains and is also a call to everyone to pursue and fight for their...
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13 May 2014
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Sin miedo a vivir

¿Qué tienen en común Kilian Jornet, Gerard Quintana o Pau Garcia -Milà?A priori, son personajes de mundos totalmente diferentes. Sin embargo, todos ellos comparten una serie de valores que intentan aplicar en su día a día, ya sea la constancia, el esfuerzo, las ganas de superarse o el respeto por la naturaleza.¿Y qué saldría de una conversación entre todos ellos ?La respuesta es un enigma, pero el próximo 19 de mayo en el Palau de la Música de Barcelona se podrá comprobar. Summits of My Life crea su pequeño TEDx particular, un intercambio de ideas conducido por el periodista Xavi Coral donde se discutirá sobre sueños, sobre valores y sobre la historia de...
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29 April 2014
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Déjame Vivir presentation to be held in Barcelona

The Palau de la Música will host the world premier of Déjame Vivir on 19th May at 22h - the second film of Kilian Jornet’s Summits of My Life project.  In addition to the screening of the film, a round table will be held between Kilian Jornet and other guests. "I'm really looking forward to being back in Barcelona again for the first presentation of the film. Last year’s event was really fantastic and I wanted to do the same thing and share the experiences lived throughout the second year of the project with the audience", said Jornet. Picture: Jordi Saragossa
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27 March 2014
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Déjame Vivir is here!

Déjame Vivir, the second movie of the Summits of My Life project, has been releasedThe film chronicles the challenges experienced while climbing Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Mount Elbrus and includes close-up and personal moments of Kilian Jornet’s life, as well as those of his friends who have accompanied him in these challenges."Déjame Vivir reflects a way to approach mountains. It explanis what we do but espcially why we do it, where our motivation came from by going back to the origins of this sport. The title intends to reflect what we do and represent that we want to go to the mountain the way we like it, being aware of the risks and what can happen but without pretending to be role models to anyone” said KilianClick here to see the...
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