Following Kilian Jornet’s record breaking climb of Mt Everest in 2017. A vital part of this process took place at home, using a hypoxic chamber Kilian for sleep as well as exercise over the 8 weeks prior to his departure for Nepal. Finally, before flying, he spent a further 10 days preparing in the Alps where, his records show, he spent 100 hours sleeping and ski mountaineering at altitudes of up to 4200m.
Since then, other mountaineers have adopted a similar approach. On his Blog, Into the Death Zone, Jeremy Windsor discusses one such ascent with Roxanne Vogel who made headlines in 2019 by successfully climbing Mt Everest in a 14 day round trip from her home in San Francisco…incredible! Follow the link below