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Watch BASE Jumper Race Against Mountain Runner

Two of the most accomplished in their fields have a fun race in Norway

Base Jumper Tom Erik Heimen and trail runner Kilian Jornet “raced” up and down the iconic Romsdalshorn in Norway. Kilian and Tom Erik started their race from the trailhead, carrying all they needed for their ascent/descent.

Kilian climbed up the north face (400 m climbing grade IV) and downclimbed the Halls Renne (450 m grade III) while Tom Erik climbed up Halls Renne and flew over the north face, meaning that at some point on their route they crossed each other

Tom Erik Heimen, 44, is one of the worlds most experienced base jumpers. Currently 2,147 jumps. Kilian Jornet Brugada, 32, is a six-time champion of the long-distance running Skyrunner World Series, and has won some of the most prestigious ultramarathons. Jornet holds the fastest known time for the ascent and descent of summits like Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Everest.

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Here my 2020 plans: In general, humans like to plan, make schedules and lists of things-to-do. And athletes even more. Somehow it feels natural to announce which races and projects we do during the next 360 days even if probably, for different reasons (injuries or shape of the moment) those are rarely sticking. . Fall is for me the time to plan the next season, looking the activities I would like to do, how the training and preparation for those should be and see what is possible in terms of adaptations. To see what is the ecological impact of those travels and to see what my family wants to do, to see if while racing or climbing we can spend a maximum of time together. . ❄️ winter. I would like to spend more time home, to train and do some steep skiing if conditions are good for that. I will be back (if registration accepted) to @pierramenta with @jakobherrmann . 💐spring. Hopefully not much time for flowers and trails, but to go to taste the thin air in some Himalayan mountains. . ☀️ summer. Last year I really enjoyed training more and more specific and see the improvement switching from quantity to quality in race choice. This year I want to do the same, with a main focusing in @pikespeakmarathon . 🍂 Sometime I said I would never run asphalt. But. Later I learned to never say never… so if training allows I will try to run something flat.

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