Summits of My Life - Jornet, Kilian
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The endurance athlete dubbed "the all-terrain human" by the New York Times pursues his most dangerous and personal project to date. To take hold of the dreams of his youth and to experience the might and purity of the mountains, champion ultrarunner and mountaineer Kilian Jornet sets his sights on the ascent and descent records of the world's most legendary peaks-Denali, Mont Blanc, Aconcagua, the Matterhorn, Elbrus, and even the mighty Everest-all without supplemental oxygen. Accompanied by close friends and personal heroes, Jornet shares in his own words and in breathtaking photographs what…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The endurance athlete dubbed "the all-terrain human" by the New York Times pursues his most dangerous and personal project to date. To take hold of the dreams of his youth and to experience the might and purity of the mountains, champion ultrarunner and mountaineer Kilian Jornet sets his sights on the ascent and descent records of the world's most legendary peaks-Denali, Mont Blanc, Aconcagua, the Matterhorn, Elbrus, and even the mighty Everest-all without supplemental oxygen. Accompanied by close friends and personal heroes, Jornet shares in his own words and in breathtaking photographs what each mountain demands and ultimately offers in return. Jornet's passionate and ambitious quest makes it clear why National Geographic has twice named him an Adventurer of the Year. Summits of My Life is a five-year project that illuminates not only the spectacular beauty of the mountains but also the life-changing power of daring, loss, and dreams fulfilled.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: VeloPress
  • Seitenzahl: 208
  • Erscheinungstermin: 8. November 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 222mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 702g
  • ISBN-13: 9781937715908
  • ISBN-10: 1937715906
  • Artikelnr.: 50990723
Autorenporträt
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.
Inhaltsangabe
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