Summits Of My Life: Daring Adventures On The World's Greatest Peaks by Kilian JornetSummits Of My Life: Daring Adventures On The World's Greatest Peaks by Kilian Jornet

Summits Of My Life: Daring Adventures On The World's Greatest Peaks

byKilian Jornet

Paperback | October 23, 2018

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Kilian Jornet is the world's fastest mountain climber, ultrarunner, and ski mountaineer and hisSummits of My Lifeproject is his most ambitious achievement:the 29 year-old Spaniard challenged ascent and descent records for the world's most important mountains including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Mt. Elbrus, Denali, Aconcagua, and Mount Everest. By using all his talent in ultrarunning, climbing, and skiing, Jornet made worldwide headlines with his jaw-dropping, superhuman climbs.

In this illustrated, info-packed, and awe-inspiring account, Jornet documents his successful attempts to set new roundtrip FKTs (fastest-known times) while following his own ethic of climbing simply, purely, with minimal gear, and with love and respect for the environment and the mountains.Summits of My Lifeincludes his preparation, his successes and failures, facts and elevation maps, and mind-blowing statistics along with Jornet's personal commentary and inspiring photographs.

With every new record, Jornet achieves the unthinkable and pushes the boundaries of mountaineer, ultrarunning, and ski mountaineering. Now, as his project nears completion, Jornet'sSummits of My Lifewill awe and thrill readers.

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 ...
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Title:Summits Of My Life: Daring Adventures On The World's Greatest PeaksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.75 × 9.5 × 0.62 inPublished:October 23, 2018Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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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

Contributors to the Project

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Kilian Jornet, Run or Die, and Summits of My LifeNational Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014"The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." - New York Times"Kilian Jornet is the world's best.He is a freak of nature.and absurdly gifted." - Outside"Kilian Jornet's feats are redefining the sports of climbing, skiing, and ultrarunning." - Financial Times"Trail running's first true breakout star.[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter." - Runner's World"A life in the mountains has made Kilian Jornet a unique athlete, mixing running, skiing, and climbing." - Ian Corless, host of Talk Ultra"Even among the rarefied air of ultrarunning's most superhuman athletes, a world in which competitors race colossal distances of up to hundreds of miles on foot over the planet's most inhospitable landscapes, Kilian Jornet and his achievements stand out as breathtaking." - GQ"Rarely has a top-of-the-world athlete offered such candor, honesty and wisdom while still in his or her prime as Kilian Jornet does in Run or Die.His time in the mountains has made him a wise old soul and a great storyteller.An intriguing read." - Competitor magazine"An engaging read.Kilian is.the best mountain runner of any distance from one vertical kilometer to 100 miles, having won most every big race and set fastest known times on the biggest of peaks around the world." - Running Times"We are brought into the heart and soul of who many consider the fastest ultrarunner to hit this planet. The story is raw. It is rough, and it is emotional." -Active.com"Jornet unspools a dream-like narrative of his thoughts on running in present-tense storytelling that brings the reader along.Readers hungering to find meaning in their own running experiences will find poetry to savor here." - Canadian Running magazine"Jornet is widely considered the world's best ultra-distance and mountain runner." - The Guardian