Kilian Jornet speed ascent of Mont Blanc
Couple of things for everyone here. Ondra is one of the best rock climbers in the world right now and has claimed the first ascent of Change (9b+) in Norway. This would be the hardest climb completed to date. The link also has a video of some of the early attempts that Ondra made on the route.
Jornet is not known in the mountaineering world as he is in the world of ultra running. The ascent of Mont Blanc from the Italian side is technically easier than the north face of the Eiger or the Matterhorn, but the objective hazards are much higher.
"Jornet started from the church in Courmayeur at roughly 1000m and ran the 3600m to the summit of Mont Blanc, then ran over 3600m down the French side arriving at the church in Chamonix in a total time of 8:43."
"He covered over 7,300m, climbing and running roughly 32km over glaciers, loose rock faces and miles of snow and ice slopes, all solo."
"Can you imagine what I could do if I had the physique of Kilian?" Steck told Rock and Ice.
People are amazing.
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Nevertheless, 15c is pretty amazing. I hope to see a video of it soon, but will listen to it with the sound off as I can't stand listening to Ondra scream and grunt.
Picture from a portion of the 5.15c climb. Wow.
The yelling and screaming...yeah I'd rather watch him with the mute button on as well.
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Fletch wrote:I thought that photo was from above, then I realized draws dont stick out from the mountain hortizontally. Holy Eff.
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lodgling wrote:Anton's FKT on Gannett seems to fit in this category.
I would most certainly agree.
"total car-to-car time of 8:46:32"
Link for more info: http://blog.ultimatedirection.com/gannet-the-grand-a-wyoming-whirlwind-tour/
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Funny that he found Pikes hard because "it's so flat"--meaning he had to run the entire time.
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The ultra-runner crossover with mountaineering thing is getting a little out of hand. These people are asking for trouble by running up mountains like Long's with nothing more than running shorts, shoes, and two aluminum stakes for "traction". OK, so maybe I'm jealous too. =p
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atalarico wrote:The ultra-runner crossover with mountaineering thing is getting a little out of hand. These people are asking for trouble by running up mountains like Long's with nothing more than running shorts, shoes, and two aluminum stakes for "traction". OK, so maybe I'm jealous too. =p
Careful . . . (lol) last winter, I posed what I felt was an innocent question about trail running, and it was perceived as criticism. I won't repeat what was replied to me; let's just say, trail runners don't like it when those of us "hikers" question why they do what they do.
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