12 febbraio 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.


Informazioni su Suunto

Suunto nasce nel 1936 quando il suo fondatore, l'orientista ed ingegnere finlandese Tuomas Vohlonen inventa il metodo per la produzione in serie delle bussole a liquido. Da allora Suunto è stata sempre in prima linea in fatto di design e innovazione tecnologica per quanto riguarda orologi sportivi, computer per immersioni e strumenti per lo sport utilizzati dagli amanti dell'avventura di tutto il mondo. Per andare in cima alle montagne o in fondo al mare bisogna essere ben equipaggiati, sia fisicamente che mentalmente, e per questo c'è Suunto, sempre al fianco di tutti gli appassionati di outdoor alla ricerca di nuove conquiste.

Il quartier generale e gli stabilimenti di produzione Suunto si trovano a Vantaa in Finlandia. Suunto impiega oltre 400 dipendenti in tutto il mondo e distribuisce i propri prodotti in più di 100 paesi. La società è una controllata di Amer Sports Corporation, insieme alle consociate Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, Mavic e Nikita.

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