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The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kilian again!

Photo of Mont Blanc courtesy

A few of us took note of this when it happened back in Sept. but I was  unable to put it into context here.  His run on the Grand is likely better understoof by the NA locals.

More here on that one:

This should help with the Innominata climb.

"Kilian Jornet, 25, one of the world's great endurance runners, has speed soloed the long, technical and exposed Innominata on the Italian side of Mont Blanc in a scant 6:17. The time is amazing on many levels. While technically the climb is easier than the north faces of the Eiger or the Matterhorn, the scale is much greater and the objective dangers are higher. Jornet, who is not even known as a climber, started from the church in Courmayeur at roughly 3,300 feet and ran the 12,000 feet to the summit of Mont Blanc, then ran over 12,000 feet down the French side arriving at the church in Chamonix in a total time of 8:43."

There is more and worth a look.

""Can you imagine what I could do if I had the physique of Kilian?" Steck told Rock and Ice."  

More on the Grand climb:

Running Grand Teton trailer from Teton Movie on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Thomas Hornsby said...

Got you covered Dane- Kilian running the Innominata ridge.