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Karl Egloff Just Beat Kilian Jornet’s Denali Speed Record

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Unas imágenes de los días previos al récord. Campos base e intermedios. Una montaña increíble e imponente. Descansar en las noches se vuelve un desafío con tanta luz. El cambio de temperatura entre medio día y media noche es extremo entre 25 a -25 Celsius. La paciencia es clave para esperar el día ideal. . I share some photos from the previous days of the record. Basecamp and intermediate camps. Resting at “night” can be a challenge with so much daylight. The change in temperature from midday to midnight can go from 25 tp -25 Celsius. An impressive and beautiful mountain. Patience is key to wait for the ideal day. . . @nicolasmiranda360 @movistarec #MovistarAventuraTeam @bgr_ecuador @cumbretours

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Denali is one of those mountains whose sheer size is almost incomprehensible. The 20,310-foot peak normally takes most climbers roughly two weeks to complete, but a select few of the world’s best like to test their skills and endurance in an attempt to bring that time down. Like, a lot. On Thursday, Ecuadorian-Swiss alpinist Karl Egloff set a new speed record at a scorching 11 hours and 44 minutes, beating Kilian Jornet’s 2014 record.

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Egloff shattered the standing record from basecamp to summit, ascending in seven hours and 40 minutes via the West Buttress. This beat Jornet’s time on the route by over two hours. Unlike Jornet, who skied back down, Egloff ran down, and still beat the record. In 2018, American alpinist Colin Haley set a summit speed record by climbing the highly technical Cassin Ridge in eight hours and seven minutes.

Egloff is currently attempting to set speed records on the Seven Summits (most of which are or were held by Jornet). Over recent years, the two have shared a supportive friendship. 

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