Summits of My Life: Daring Adventures on the World's Greatest Peaks

Summits of My Life: Daring Adventures on the World's Greatest Peaks

by Kilian Jornet

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715908
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 145,430
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kilian Jornet is a world champion ultrarunner and ski mountaineer from Catalonia, Spain. He has not only set records on the world’s most difficult ultramarathons like Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, Hardrock 100, Western States 100, but he also holds the fastest known times for ascent/descent of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Denali, and Mount Everest.

Born in 1987, Jornet was raised in the shadow of the Spanish Pyrenees. By age 5 he had completed the ascent of Aneto, the Pyrenees’ highest peak. Among his many accomplishments in trail and ultra running, he is the four-time champion of Europe’s Skyrunner World Series, three-time champion of the grueling Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, 2011 winner of the world’s oldest 100-mile race, the Western States Endurance Run in California’s Sierra Nevada, and two-time National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. He has set speed records on mountains across the globe, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Jornet is author of Run or Die , available from VeloPress.

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

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