Karl Egloff breaks Kilian Jornet’s Aconcagua Record

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Kilian Jornet’s Aconcagua record has been broken!

Ecuadorian mountaineer and runner, Karl Egloff has broken Kilian Jornet’s record for ascending and descending Aconcagua.

“URGENTE: KARL ACABA DE ROMPER EL RECORD DE SPEEDCLIMBING DEL ACONCAGUA HORCONES-CUMBRE-HORCONES CON UN TIEMPO FABULOSO DE 11 hrs Y 52 min”

In simple terms, the tweet posted on the 19th February says:

“KARL JUST BREAK THE RECORD OF THE ACONCAGUA SPEEDCLIMBING HORCONES – SUMMIT – HORCONES WITH A FABULOUS TIME 11 hrs and 52 min”

News is coming in slowly and mostly via Facebook and Twitter. Needless to say, this is a significant result for Karl. This is not the first time Karl has taken a Kilian Jornet record… in 2014, Karl also took Kilian’s record on Kilimanjaro.

Swiss veteran mountain guide, Karl Egloff, has broken the Mount Kilimanjaro fastest ascent and descent record, in a mind-blowing time of 6 hours, 42 minutes and 24 seconds. The previous record was held by Spanish mountain runner, Kilian Jornet, who in 2010 managed to run to the top of Uhuru Peak and back down in 7 hours, 14 minutes. – taken from climbkilimanjaroguide.com

Kilian Jornet tweeted – “Muchas felicidades @karlmtb ! Nuevo record en el Aconcagua #RecordsAreToBeBroken

Who is Karl Egloff?

Karl Egloff is a natural athlete; he spent part of his life in Switzerland, where he  played football. Karl is now a mountain guide and one of the best runners of trail and mountain running in South America. Karl participates in various sports such as cycling and swimming. He currently holds the record for climbing, descending Kilimanjaro.

More news will unfold as time passes and we will update as and when appropriate.

15 thoughts on “Karl Egloff breaks Kilian Jornet’s Aconcagua Record

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  2. It’s unfortunate that so little specific information and basically no verification is available about Egloff’s claims. The Kili record has variously been reported as 6h42m and 6h56m. Egloff is a professional and it is incumbent on him to provide verification. Maybe he has it, but it has not been made public.

      • Well, very little has been made available about his Kili run 6 months ago, to the extent that various websites are reporting different times and you even report a different year than others! I’m not saying he didn’t do these things, just that the reporting/verification/record keeping is incredibly sloppy, which is frustrating and completely unnecessary. Verification isn’t that hard, and asking for it isn’t new.

  3. I’m just a regular chump in the woods in New Brunswick, Canada, but I agree with you Peter. Especially if Karl, or anyone else, is going to attempt to break any serious records laid down and verified by well known heroes of the sport, In famous locales…There has to be real accountability. Fun to think about though, and although Kilian is a very humble and great runner.., Hope Karl really did it.

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