Kilian Jornet is the world’s fastest mountain climber, ultrarunner, and ski mountaineer and his Summits of My Life project 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 Life includes 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 mountaineering, ultrarunning, and ski mountaineering. Now, as his project nears completion, Jornet’s Summits of My Life will awe and thrill readers.
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, ISBN13: 9781937715908