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Above the Clouds By Kilian Jornet

Above the Clouds by Kilian Jornet

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The most accomplished mountain runner of all time contemplates his record-breaking climb of Mount Everest in this profound and free-flowing memoir-an intellectual and spiritual journey that moves from the earth's highest peak to the soul's deepest reaches.

Above the Clouds Summary

Above the Clouds: How I Carved My Own Path to the Top of the World by Kilian Jornet

The most accomplished mountain runner of all time contemplates his record-breaking climb of Mount Everest in this profound and free-flowing memoir-an intellectual and spiritual journey that moves from the earth's highest peak to the soul's deepest reaches.

What drives a person to the edge of one of the most difficult and revered mountains in the world? How much is one willing to sacrifice and suffer to pursue an authentic and bold life? The most accomplished mountain runner of all time, Kilian Jornet ponders these questions as he contemplates his record-breaking climb of Mount Everest, exploring the mountain's changing nature over four seasons and his own existence.

As he recounts a life spent studying, tending, and ascending the greatest peaks on earth, Jornet ruminates on what he has found in nature-simplicity, freedom, and spiritual joy-and offers a poetic yet clearheaded assessment of his relationship to the mountain . . . at times his opponent, at others, his greatest muse.

In this sweeping, soulful journey-the flip side of stories like Into Thin Air-Jornet illuminates with beauty and brilliance what it means to be an athlete, a competitor, and a human facing the greatest life challenges-for him, the mountain he yearns to climb and honour.

Above the Clouds Reviews

"Inspiring and humbling... A raw, honest account of what it's like to climb the biggest mountains in the world. [Above the Clouds] reveals what the human body is capable of." - ALEX HONNOLD

"Kilian Jornet is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." - NEW YORK TIMES

"Kilian's motivation isn't what you might imagine. It has nothing to do with race results. And his happiness derives not from victory. Instead, it's adventure that sparks Kilian's joy. Immersion in nature. Living outside the comfort zone. And always, always exploring." - RICH ROLL

About Kilian Jornet

The world's fastest mountain climber, ultra-runner, and mountaineer, Kilian Jornet has broken nearly every mountaineering record in the world and twice been named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. In 2018 he burnished that legend, setting the FKT (fastest known time) ascending and descending Mount Everest-in twenty-six hours from base camp-without bottled oxygen or ropes. He lives in Norway.

Additional information

GOR010786821
9780008412128
000841212X
Above the Clouds: How I Carved My Own Path to the Top of the World by Kilian Jornet
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2020-09-03
240
N/A
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