A fellow Everest climber named Adrian Ballinger ran into Kilian Jornet after his record setting 26 hour summit of the world’s tallest mountain and posted the following to his facebook page about the encounter yesterday:
“#pro – if you don’t follow @kilianjornet, stop reading this caption and go follow him. I’m lucky to be surrounded by some amazing athletes on a daily basis. But Kilian…wow. Today he made a 26-hour push from Base Camp to the summit of #Everest, without supplemental oxygen. This is superhuman. But three things make it even wilder. First, he suffered gastro distress throughout the summit push but somehow suffered through and still stood on top. Second, he thinks he can do it faster and hopes to recover in time to make another attempt before this season ends. Third, after 30+ hours awake and enduring real suffering, he still graciously signed autographs in ABC before sleeping or eating. I am so blown away, humbled and inspired for my attempt. Congratulations Kilian! #everestnofilter #everest201“
While he doesn’t expressly say that Spanish climber will make another summit push immediately, “He thinks he can do it faster and hopes to recover in time to make another attempt before this season ends” which more than likely means he will make another attempt while on the same this same trip Incredible.