What’s in the bag Kilian?

Words: Norman Howell
Photo above: RAY DEMSKI / ATOMIC / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

Kilian Jornet reveals what he takes with him on his record-breaking runs up the world’s most challenging mountains 

“ I believe in carrying as little as possible with me when I attempt my records. Firstly because the less I carry, the faster I should be both going up and coming back down again. But I also believe that we need to travel lightly, both in mind and physically, as this is an approach to the mountains that I think is important in our relation to nature.”

MATTERHORN 4,476 (2 HOURS, 52 MINUTES)

Matterhorn

© Pixabay

 

Trail-running trainers
Shorts
Thermal t-shirt
Windproof jacket
Waist bag
Sunglasses
Leather gloves
Watch
Nutrition gels  (three)

“I was brought up to be close to nature, since I was a child really, and therefore I have learnt to take advantage of what  nature has to offer, such as food and water. And since it’s already out there there’s no need to carry it from home.”

Mont Blanc 4,810 (4 hours, 57 minutes)

Mont Blanc

© Pixabay

Trail-running trainers
Shorts
Thermal t-shirt
Windproof jacket
Windproof trousers
Waist bag
Sunglasses
Gloves
Neck warmer
0.5l water
Two ice axes
Watch
15m of rope
Head torch

© STEPHANE CANDÉ / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

MT MCKINLEY 6,194  (11 HOURS, 48 MINUTES)

killian Jornet

© Pixabay 

Mountaineering skis
Ski boots
Skins
Ski poles
Crampons
Ice axe
Ski suit
Waterproof Trousers 
Waterproof Jacket
Down jacket
Shell jacket
Gloves & mittens
Sunglasses
1L of water
300cl energy gel
Watch and Hat

“In the right season I forage for blueberries, strawberries and all kinds of other edible berries. And of course water is plentiful. I plan and draw on my experience, so everything I carry is absolutely vital for survival. No more, no less.”

ACONCAGUA 6,962 (12 HOURS, 49 MINUTES)

Trail-running trainers
Watch

killian Jornet

© Pixabay 

Thin socks (up to Plaza Mulas)
Thick socks (up to the summit)
Shorts
Wind proof leggings
Long-sleeved t-shirt
Midlayer t-shirt
Wind-proof jacket
Down jacket
Padded trousers
Gloves
Down mittens
Sunglasses
Videocamera
Overboots
300cl energy gel
1l water
4 chocolate bars
Folding poles

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