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 29-year-old 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 will be available exclusively from VeloPress in bookstores, outdoor and running stores, and online around the world this October.
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. Accompanied by close friends and impressive athletes who share the same values of love and respect for the mountains, Summits of My Life is not only Kilian’s most ambitious and dangerous project to date, but also his most personal and passion-filled.
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
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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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