The world's fastest mountain climber, ultra-runner, and mountaineer, Kilian Jornet has broken nearly every mountaineering record in the world and twice been named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. In 2018 he burnished that legend, setting the FKT (fastest known time) ascending and descending Mount Everest-in twenty-six hours from base camp-without bottled oxygen or ropes. He lives in Norway.
"Inspiring and humbling... A raw, honest account of what it's like to climb the biggest mountains in the world. [Above the Clouds] reveals what the human body is capable of." - ALEX HONNOLD
"Kilian Jornet is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." - NEW YORK TIMES
"Kilian's motivation isn't what you might imagine. It has nothing to do with race results. And his happiness derives not from victory. Instead, it's adventure that sparks Kilian's joy. Immersion in nature. Living outside the comfort zone. And always, always exploring." - RICH ROLL