12 février 2014

Kilian Jornet named Adventurer of the Year

©zooom.at/Markus Berger

He's blazed a trail across the mountains, set speed records on dusty trails to snowy peaks and above all, inspired a legion of fans to explore their own potential with his passion for the outdoors.

Kilian Jornet has now received some due recognition from those fans. The Suunto ambassador has been named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

©zooom.at/Markus BergerKilian was among several explorers, climbers and adventure athletes shortlisted by National Geographic magazine for the prestigious honor, which is decided by public vote.

They included long distance swimmer Diana Nyad, explorer Sarah Marquis, climber Adam Ondra and many other inspiring individuals with impressive achievements in exploration, adventure sports, conservation and humanitarianism.

A record number of 75,000 people voted in total. Kilian was recognised for his contribution to mountain sports, for his speed ascents of Mt Blanc and the Matterhorn and his humble mountain-loving philosophy.

“The most exciting thing is that this prize comes from the people,” Kilian says, “so I want to thank everyone who has voted for me and everyone who has supported me since I started on this. To feel that what I do can inspire someone, that it makes them go out in a quest for their dreams, that's what really matters.”

“It's a great honor,” he adds. “I don't run or make these records for the recognition, but it is nice to receive a prize where the people have voted for me.”

To find out more about Kilian's achievements and his Summits of My Life project, go to his website. You can also follow his latest moves and check out his training and performance on Movescount.


À propos de Suunto

La société Suunto vit le jour en 1936 lorsque Tuomas Vohlonen, ingénieur finlandais pratiquant la course d'orientation, inventa une méthode pour fabriquer en masse la boussole à bain liquide. Depuis lors, Suunto a su conserver un rôle de pionnière en matière de conception et d'innovation sur le marché des montres de sport, des ordinateurs de plongée et des instruments de sport utilisés par les aventuriers du monde entier. Des plus hautes montagnes aux océans les plus profonds, Suunto équipe physiquement et mentalement les aventuriers des grands espaces à la conquête de nouveaux territoires.

Le siège social et l'usine de Suunto se trouvent à Vantaa, en Finlande. Employant plus de 400 personnes dans le monde, Suunto commercialise ses produits dans plus de 100 pays. Cette société est une filiale d'Amer Sports Corporation, au même titre que ses marques sœurs Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, Mavic et Nikita.

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