Kilian Jornet reaches the summit of Everest

Kilian Jornet reached the summit of Everest at midnight of 21st to 22nd May (local time) in a single climb without the help of oxygen or fixed ropes.

He reached the summit via the north face of the world’s highest mountain (8,848m) following the traditional route. Kilian Jornet began the challenge at Everest Base Camp Base near the ancient Rombuk monastery  (5,100m) on May 20 at  22h local time (+5:45 GMT).

At  12h15 local time of May 22nd he is back in the Advanced Base Camp (6,500m) where he confirmed summiting Everest at midnight, 26 hours after beginning the ascent.

38 hours after starting the temptative, he has arrived to the Advanced Base Camp of Everest, he explained: “Until I reached 7.700m I felt good and was going according to my planning, but there I started to feel stomach ache, I guess due to an stomach virus. From there I have moved slowly and stopping every few steps to recover. However, I made it to the summit at midnight”.

Due to this indisposition, Kilian Jornet choses to conclude the attempt, and stay in the Advanced Base Camp and not returning to Rongbuk as planned.

Once we have more information about the challenge, we will inform through the channels of Summits of My Life.


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    4 Responses to Kilian Jornet reaches the summit of Everest

    1. Brilliant! Well done!

    2. Congratulations, Killian. This is a truly unbelievable accomplishment and the only way any mountain should be climbed: without a big crew and without leaving any trash.

    3. RajendraSinh Jadeja

      Exceptional achievement. Congrats. You have gave the honour the mountain deserves. All additional support including oxygen actually makes the mountain small. Would like to meet you some day

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