The World’s Fastest Ultrarunner and Ski Mountaineer Attempts Fastest-Known Times on Seven of the World’s Greatest Mountains
Boulder, CO, USA — October 24, 2018 — Kilian Jornet, the world’s fastest mountain climber, ultrarunner, and ski mountaineer, brings his epic mountain project to life in the highly anticipated US edition of Summits of My Life: Daring Adventures on the World’s Greatest Peaks. Over his five-year challenge, the Spaniard smashed ascent and descent records for the world’s most important mountains, including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Denali, Aconcagua, and Mount Everest. By using his talents in ultrarunning, climbing, and skiing, Jornet made worldwide headlines with his jaw-dropping, superhuman climbs. The English edition of Jornet’s Summits of My Life is available now in bookstores, outdoor and running stores, and online. See preview content at velopress.com/kilian.
In this illustrated and awe-inspiring account, Jornet documents his attempts to set new roundtrip FKTs (fastest-known times) while following an ethic of climbing simply, purely, and with minimal gear. Summits of My Life includes Kilian’s preparation, his successes and failures, facts and elevation maps, and mind-blowing statistics along with Jornet’s personal commentary and inspiring photographs.
Summits of My Life will prove why Jornet has been called “the all-terrain human” by the New York Times and has twice been named National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year. Fans and readers will be awed and amazed as Kilian continues to push boundaries and dares to do the unthinkable.
Summits of My Life: Daring Adventures on the World’s Greatest Peaks
Paperback. Full-color interior with 200 photographs and 10 illustrations throughout.
9.4″ x 8.7″, 208 pp., $24.95, 9781937715908
Kilian Jornet is a world champion ultrarunner and ski mountaineer from Catalonia, Spain. He has set records in the world’s most difficult ultramarathons like Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Hardrock 100, Western States 100; and he holds FKTs for the ascents and descents of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Denali, and Mount Everest. He is the author of the internationally best-selling Run or Die.
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