Kilian Jornet and his inspiring movie about scaling mountains

Reading about sports such as running or mountain climbing inspires me to go outdoors. Well-written books move me and compel me to get off my couch.

Recently, I’ve discovered the power of movies. I started with Fast Girls, which is a 2011 British film about sprinters. It was good but it was fictional. I wanted something more like a documentary.

Then I found one yesterday starring Kilian Jornet called A Fine Line:¬†Summits of my Life, which documented the athlete’s run and ski to the¬†most important peaks of all continents in his minimalist style and trying to break all the speed records on those peaks along the way.

iRunFar¬†and A Trail Runner’s Blog has a review of this film. I watched it last night and the cinematography¬†was just breathtaking. There were also some good quotes about how Kilian views and manages risk in life.

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