Kilian Jornet is a world champion ultra-runner, climber and ski mountaineer (a combination of skiing and mountaineering). He was raised in the mountains of Eastern Spain and at 18 months old would hike four to five hours at a time. In 2013 Jornet broke the world speed record to ascend and descend the 14,692-foot Matterhorn mountain.
Jornet's time was 2 hours and 52 minutes. The push typically takes climbers around 12 hours.
Kilian Jornet was voted the presitigious 'Adventurer of the Year 2014' award by National Geographic magazine, in honour of his latest project to break speed records up and down the world's 7 tallest mountains. The 4-year-project finishes with a running attempt up Everest in 2016.
In his book he shares his passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and sweeping high-altitude vista, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and a consuming desire to tackle tests that push him to the very brink.
Author: Kilian Jornet
No of Pages: 182
Page Size: 150 x 235 mm
ISBN 10: 0241004853
ISBN 13: 9780241004852
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date: August 2014
Edition: 1st ed, Aug 2014
Illustrations: Colour Photographs