Kilian Jornet Breaks Speed Record for Grand Teton

Kilian Jornet set the world speed record for ascending and descending the Grand Teton on Saturday, August 12.

He made the climb in 2 hours and 54 minutes, beating the previous time of 3 hours and 6 minutes, which was set by Bryce Thatcher in 1983.

The route he took was Lupine Meadows to the summit and back, totaling 7,482 vertical feet and 12.5 miles.

You can get a good idea of how Jornet makes the climb by watching this video. It is of him making a similar ascent and descent of Grand Teton on July 31, a trek which took him 3 hours and 23 seconds.

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