Kilian Jornet has another record in his crosshairs.
Just months removed from ascending and descending Mount McKinley in Alaska faster than anyone ever has (in 11 hours, 40 minutes), Jornet this month will try to set a speed record ascending and descending Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. The 22,841-foot peak in Argentina is one of the “Seven Summits” and Jornet has said in the past he’d like to set a speed record for all of them (including Mount Everest in 2015).
Recently, the Spaniard sat down with Channel 4 News in London to discuss his passion—both the glory of it and the dangers—before departing for South America. The video is below: