Area Man Summits Everest Twice in a Week Without Oxygen

Guess you could say his career has, ahem, peaked

By Evan Bleier

 
Area Man Summits Everest Twice in a Week Without Oxygen
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31 May 2017

Considering he’s just eight percent body fat, possesses a 5.3-liter lung capacity and already owns world records for speed-scaling mountains like Mont Blanc and Denali, it’s not really a surprise Kilian Jornet  was able to summit Mount Everest in 26 hours without using fixed ropes or extra oxygen. Hell, given the 29-year-old Catalonian mountaineer’s impressive credentials, it wasn’t even that much of a shock when he was able to repeat the impressive feat five days later — this time in just 17 hours.

Nope, the only thing suprising about what Jornet accomplished last week was probably the look on his face upon returning to Advanced Base Camp. Check it:


That, my friends, is the face of a man fell just 15 minutes short of the ascent record Hans Kammelder set from the mountain’s north side in 1996. “Today I felt good, although it was really windy so it was hard to move fast,” Jornet said afterwards. “I think summiting Everest twice in one week without oxygen opens up a new realm of possibilities in alpinism and I’m really happy to have done it.”

Could’ve at least cracked a smile then, bud.

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