A Long Day Out w/ Kilian Jornet | Salomon TV
It’s fucking cold! I will see if I go down to Middagsvantet here and then I will try to warm up a bit. It’s so slippery, the rock with the snow. So I will try to warm up a bit and look at the weather forecast and decide, because it’s already super challenging in good conditions and like this, it’s just taking forever It’s super slippery. Many times we need to go far away to find great adventures. And we don’t realise that just by opening the door of the home, we can just go out there and find great adventures in the backyard. So, I think. I want to start running here, from home, and go to the first summit, and then just keeping on the ridge all the time, enjoying that it’s the midnight sun. And just keep going, keep going on the ridges until my legs say: ok, no more energy, I need to stop. So, let’s try that. So now I will pack a small harness, 50 meters of dyneema rope, if I need to do some abseils, poles, this small ice axe, gloves, pants, an extra pair of socks, sunglasses I will put on a bunch of gels and bars here, a down jacket, and a soft flask. There’s a lot of water in these mountains, so I just need to carry a soft flask for when I’m on the ridges. So I think with this I can spend… I don’t know… two, three, four days running. Let’s see that. I will try to stay on the ridge for about a hundred miles. So it will be fun. I really don’t know how long it could take… if it will be 50, 80, 100 or 150 hours. So, let’s see. So now all this long ridge there. This will be the first quarter. The first 40 kilometers. Narrow and very, very, very bad rock. I need to be super careful here. It’s so hard these hours. I’m so looking forward so much for some… hot chocolate, or coffee and a sandwich, or a piece of pizza. Maybe actually… When the sun appears, I stop for one or two hours to sleep and recover a bit, Because now… Fiuuuh It’s not easy. Almost 80 kilometers when I will go down. Now I feel better I think, with the sun, a bit of food, and going down. But I think I will anyway take a one-hour nap. I need a lot rest there. So, after 25 hours without seeing anyone, now super busy here. And now refuelling my energy… I will try to sleep for one hour, which is good. Mmmm… I feel good, I think. That’s nice. I go for a second night… outside. Interesting to see how it feels After the power nap I was feeling so, so, great actually. So I think I will do that when I start to feel tired. I will just stop a second, taking a 40 minute nap. Run again. Juratin. Full of crampon marks. Classic winter road up to Juratin. And the last… the last summits. Tack, tack, tack. Yes 54 hours! 54 hours The last hour The last summit now Great. -Feet are tired.
-Yes Mind is tired. Time to sleep. I’m a bit dizzy. And now down to the clouds. Yes And now just downhill, on the snow. Do you want to drink some water… or eat something…?.