We can say that people love trail running and Kilian Jornet.
National Geographic Adventure honored adventurer Kilian Jornet for is speed records on both the Matterhorn and Mount Blanc. Jornet continues to blur the line between technical climbing and running.
The votes are in—more than 75,000 of them, more than ever before—and we have a winner. Kilian Jornet is our 2014 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. The 26-year-old Catalonian is the most prolific endurance athlete of his generation. He is redefining what is possible in the mountains by blurring the lines between trail running and technical climbing at record-shattering speeds.
In 2013, Jornet set new speed records on the Matterhorn, a childhood dream, and Mont Blanc. These peaks are part of his four-year Summits of My Life project, in which Jornet will attempt new speed records on the world’s most iconic mountains. In 2014, he will attempt Alaska’s Denali and Argentina’s Aconcagua. Then, in 2015, he will take on Everest.
Discover what Jornet motivates Jornet in the video above, then see his love for the mountains in an Instagram photo gallery.