-Kílian Jornet, a professional mountaineer and long-distance runner, has set a new record for the fastest climb on Mt. Everest.
Mt. Everest have already claimed lives of climbers who dared to conquer her. Given the dangerous circumstances, this guy endured it all and proved the strength and ability a human can truly consist of.
On the 27th of May, he successfully conquered Mount Everest in just 26 hours from Everest Base Camp (5,100 m) to the summit at 8,848m without the support of safety ropes nor oxygen equipment, opening up what he calls "a new realm of possibilities in alpinism."
As he make his way towards objective, challenges came up.
"Up to 7,700m I felt really good and was making progress as planned but then I started to feel unwell, probably from stomach virus. From then on I made slow progress and had to keep stopping to recover. I finally reached the summit at midnight”, Jornet said.
Despite the hindrances, he eventually reached the summit of the world's highest mountain at 9pm.
Agence France-Presse reported that the China Tibet Mountaineering Association, which validates all Everest summits on the north side of the mountain, had yet to confirm Jornet’s feat.
Watch some of the recorded clips of his ascent:
This only proves mankind's dire ability to break thru limitations and reach extreme destinations.
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