New speed record on Mont Blanc
How do you get from the top of Mont Blanc to Chamonix?
On skis… then running (still in ski boots)… and cycling (still with those wretched ski boots on, of course)!
The previous record for the fastest descent of Mont-Blanc was held by a Catalan skier, Kilian Journet, at 1 hour 7 minutes.
Any route is permitted, from the summit at 4810m to the designated destination, the main church in the centre of Chamonix, at 1038m.
This Wednesday a team of five local ski guides and freeriders attempted to beat the downhill record. They set a remarkable new one – the full 14km route in just 32 minutes!