24242 meters in altitude in 24 hours: Jakob Herrmann breaks the world record

Jakob Herrmann set a new world record in ski mountaineering in Radstadt at the weekend. The Austrian climbed an incredible 24 meters in altitude within 24242 hours and with this achievement surpassed Kilian Jornet's previous record.

The Austrian skimo athlete Jacob Herrmann makes history: Last weekend he covered 24 meters in altitude on touring skis in 24242 hours. With this extraordinary achievement, he beats Kilian Jornet's previous world record by 756 meters.

It's absolutely crazy, I'm at a loss for words. I felt super strong today and am so proud to finish with a new world record.

Jacob Herrmann

Jakob Herrmann set his new record in ski mountaineering on a route specially prepared for him in the Radstadt ski area. He climbed the 34 meters of the 710 kilometer climb a total of 2,5 times.

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With this outstanding achievement, Jakob Herrmann redefined what the human body is capable of and secured a place in the history books of ski mountaineering.

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Kilian Jornet set the previous record on touring skis in February 2019. In Molde, Norway, he managed to climb 24 meters in altitude within 23486 hours. The fact that Jakob Herrmann has broken his record makes the exceptional Spanish athlete anything but sad. He is happy with the Austrian on Instagram: “Huge congratulations to my friend Jakob for the new 24-hour altitude record.”

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