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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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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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28 February 2016
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Kilian Jornet and Mathéo Jacquemoud win a hotly disputed Altitoy

After a three-year absence, Killian Jornet has returned to Altitoy, one of mountain skiing’s classics held in the French Basque Pyrenees, and has done so winning alongside Mathéo Jacquemoud. The world’s best racers gathered at Luz Ardiden to compete in a two-stage event on the Gavarine slopes. Jornet raced alongside the Frenchman Jacquemoud and the pair won the Pyrenean event with an overall time of 3h40’45’’ after winning today and coming second yesterday. Both today’s and Saturday’s events ended with a final sprint between Jacquemoud-Jornet and Eydallin-Lenzi. “I’m very happy with the race and with the battle we’ve had over the two days. Events like this that are fought to the very end make victory even sweeter....
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23 February 2016
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The classics begin and change of plans

The mountain skiing classics, the Altitoy among them, begin in February. The French Basque Pyrenees are all geared up for a two-stage race along the Gavarine ridges, with a total of climb if 4,500m. This year the race also counts towards the mountain skiing World Cup, so the world’s top racers will be gathering at Luz Ardiden. Kilian Jornet will be on the starting line after several years absence from the Pyrenean event. He will take part alongside the Frenchman Mathéo Jacquemoud, who is in top form this year and with whom Jornet has competed in various team events in the past. Both will compete in the Open event as this year the International Mountain Skiing Federation won’t allow pairs from different nationalities to compete in events that count towards the...
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19 February 2016
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Jornet wins the Transcavallo and consolidtes lead in World Cup

Kilian Jornet was the fastest this Friday in the individual event at the Transcavallo, the penultimate event in the mountain skiing World Cup. He demonstrated his good form by completing the circuit, in excellent condition thanks to the recent snowfall, in  01:50.17, faster than second and third placed Anton Plazer and Michele Boscacci. Jornet crossed the line alone, 43 seconds ahead of Plazer, in a race he described as “highly technical” because of its route through the forest. “The race was very technical with downhills in the forest and five uphill stretches,” he said. In the first three ascents Jornet was part of a group of five which included Plazer and Boscacci. But on the fourth ascent he broke away on his own, ensuring victory....
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6 February 2016
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Leadership in the Vertical Race World Cup

Kilian Jornet continues to be in great shape and beat Rémi Bonnet and Anton Palzer in the vertical race held in Switzerland this morning. With this victory, the Catalan athlete has become World Cup leader in its vertical race mode. The 3 km-vertical race of this morning, with a total climb of 668 m, was held in the framework of the Alpiniski, which is also hosting the Ski Mountaineering European Championships. For the first time this year, not all the races held this weekend scored towards the continental title, but only the Individual Race, which took place yesterday, and the Sprint, to be held tomorrow. This year, the Vertical Race scored towards the Ski Mountaineering World Cup. The format of today's race was a bit different from the usual one, and...
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5 February 2016
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European runner-up

Kilian Jornet finished second today in the individual race of the European Ski Mountaineering Championship held in Switzerland. Jornet crossed the line with a time of 1h25, 28 seconds behind the winner, Italian Michele Boscacci (1h24’31’’) and ahead of Anton Palzer (1h25’27’’). The Ski Mountaineering European Championships, a biennial competition, will consist of two events this year: an individual race, which took place this morning, and a sprint race, to be held on Sunday. In today’s individual race, skiers raced along 12,7 km and 1,620m of climb. Strength, technical expertise and precision when changing materials became paramount and podium positions were adjudged by just few seconds, as it is often the case. Fresh snow and bright...
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30 January 2016
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Joint victory in Italy

Kilian Jornet finished in first place in the Valtellina Orobie and crossed the finish line alongside Boscacci in a fair play gesture, but organizers gave Jornet the victory after viewing the photo finish. The second individual race of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup was held this morning in Italy. "It was a very technical race in the upper parts. The last descent, which had to be done with the skis in the backpack, was very icy. Boscacci and I were reaching the finish together. We decided that security had to prevail and therefore that we would cross the finish line together, prioritizing fair play," declared Kilian Jornet.  
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17 January 2016
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Double win in Font Blanca

Perfect weekend for Kilian Jornet in Andorra, with a double victory in the Ski Mountaineering World Cup in Font Blanca. The athlete achieved a victory in the Vertical Race today, after winning the Individual Race yesterday. Jornet has completed the vertical kilometre with a time of 00:26:50, ahead of Rémi Bonnet, second, and Michele Boscacci, third. The weather was kind to skiers in the Vertical Race today, an event in which they had to climb a technical stretch of 730m of altitude difference. "The race was very tough. The legs were suffering from the effort in the Individual race of yesterday. Boscacci set off at a very fast pace and so I stayed close to him and in the second part of the race I gave the best of myself attacking to the full. Seeing that Boscacci...
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16 January 2016
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First position in Font Blanca

Kilian Jornet crossed the finish line in first place in the Individual Race, which put a start to the 2016 ski mountaineering World Cup. The race was held in Arcalís (Andorra) and Jornet, crossed the finish line ten seconds ahead of Italian Michele Boscacci, with a final time of 1:23: 48,415. The third place was for Swiss Werner Marti. The start of the race was delayed to 11:15 am due to bad weather conditions, and the route was also modified: participants had to face four ascents from Coma de Arcalis to Portellas. ‘The route was finally modified for safety reasons and also due to bad weather conditions, and so the race has become very physical, without any technical stretches. I started off at a very fast pace from the very beginning and it was a very...
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31 December 2015
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My Carbon Footprint 2015

Here is my Carbon footprint of 2015: 5,550 tonnes. From those, 4 were from traveling. In France, where I live, the average consummation is 6,2 tonnes. On industrial countries is 11 tonnes.  The average worldwide is 4 tonnes.  The individual goal to fight climate change is 2.000 tonnes.  (Here you can calculate yours: http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx )I have the chance to be out (almost) every day, to enjoy the beauty of the nature. I’m not this old but I have seen with my eyes year after year how the glaciers retreat. I live in one of the mountain most scenic places in the world, Chamonix, where during anticyclone periods they recommend to don’t do intense activities or to let the kids play outside down in the valley because...
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