Photos courtesy: Summits of My Life/Kilian Jornet Facebook

Yesterday, May 27, 2017, ski mountaineer Kilian Jornet summited Everest in a record time of just 17 hours, according to his Summits of My Life blog. The new record beat his previous record that he had set on May 22 of 26 hours. That’s right, the Spanish alpinist scaled Mt Everest twice in a week without oxygen and both times set a new world record.

Jornet left advanced base camp, on the northern, Chinese side of the mountain, at 2 a.m. and reached the peak at 9 p.m.. To put this astonishing feat in some perspective, the average time from arriving at Base Camp to reaching the summit is 40 days.

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