This is going to kill me or not "
We've already seen a few interviews from Kilian Jornet in recent months. Since the world 'lights went out' due to the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been able to witness the Catalan mountain runner with some frequency, offering his point of view in interviews on multiple current issues, training, and its impossible challenges. . He has also offered us a few trainings on track and on flat roads that have allowed us to 'fantasize' with that debut that has already announced had planned to carry out throughout this 2020 in an asphalt test. Without a doubt, he has hinted that he is preparing it, he has it in mind, and that we can have certain expectations about how it will develop.
The agonies of the high mountain
In an Instagram interview offered to ‘National Geographic’ Kilian returns to touch on many topics. Obviously due to the medium for which the mountain speaks is what focuses practically all the protagonism and there are several phrases that attract our attention. Asked about the limit of the body and about how to react in those moments of maximum anxiety and being totally isolated, Jornet comments that “in the end, when you go high in the mountains the brain is binary; when you make a decision what you ask yourself is: "This is going to kill me or not". And let's see, if it is not going to kill you, you already know that it will not be comfortable, but it is that nobody is going to climb the high mountains to find comfort, you know that you are going to have a hard time. All you have to say is that one thing is to have a bad time and the other to kill you. ”
The madness of Everest
On his challenge on Everest, a peak that rose without oxygen twice in just one week, Kilian comments that "Especially when I reached the summit what I felt is relief, because you are very very tired. The best thing in the mountains is cold blood, euphoria and fear must be driven away. In Himalaya I have been in winter, spring, summer and autumn. In August when I reached 8000 meters there was nobody; overcrowding occurs on very specific days each year. "
The concept of sport
On the concept of the sport itself, Kilian assures that “it is selfish for sure, as much as you want to add solidarity purposes to it. You do it for a cause, but you do sports because you like it and in the end you put people around you to get an emotion. It can be positive selfishness, it can make you go further. To train you have to be a masochist, it requires suffering and if you are not used to pain or do not like it, it is easy to train for 2,3,4 years but you will not be 15 years. If I look at the last 15 years, there are many more days that I woke up in pain than without it."