By Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press, June 16, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Their bodies and brains ravaged by the oxygen-scarce heights of the Himalayas, even the hardiest few who scale the treacherous slopes of Mount Everest cut short celebrations for some well-deserved rest.
Not Kilian Jornet.
Somehow, he still had some legs left.
“My plan was to go up one time,” Jornet told The Associated Press in a recent interview in Barcelona, a couple of hours south of his native Pyrenees. “When I was going down, I was like, ‘Hmm, we could have some days before we leave’ . I wanted to try to go back up again.”