10 Sep '13, 12pm

Kilian Jornet’s Matterhorn FKT Interview #trailrunning

Kilian Jornet’s Matterhorn FKT Interview #trailrunning

: On August 21, mountain athlete Kilian Jornet re-set the Matterhorn speed record. He ran, hiked, scrambled, and climbed from the small Italian town of Breuil-Cervinia, situated on the Matterhorn's southwest side, to the Matterhorn's 14,692-foot summit, and back down to Breuil-Cervinia again. The route was just over 10.8 miles long and involved 8,100 vertical feet of ascent and descent. In short, he left the church in the center of town, ran and hiked northward on a non-technical track for about six kilometers, and then scrambled to the Colle del Leone (what Kilian refers to as "Leone pass"). From the pass, it's a due-east scramble and climb on the Cresta del Leone (what Kilian describes as the "ridge"), past the Rifugio Carrel (a hut used by Matterhorn climbers that Kilian references), over Pic Tyndall (a Matterhorn sub-peak that Kilian describes as "Tyndall"), and onto t...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2013/09/kilian-jornets-matterhorn-...

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