Cumbre Tours and Karl Egloff in the Press


Karl Egloff Smashes Aconcagua Speed Climbing World Record!
Karl Egloff Smashes Aconcagua Speed Climbing World Record!

Here’s a taste of just some of the press after Karl’s latest world record.

Outside Magazine Online:

“The 33-year-old Egloff has competed in mountain races worldwide and appears to be hot on the heels of Jornet, who has set blistering paces on some of the world’s highest peaks and plans to dash up Everest this year. Egloff, general manager and tour leader or Cumbre Tours in Ecuador, beat Jornet’s four-year-old Kilimanjaro speed record in August, clocking in half an hour faster, according to Costa Rica News. He also holds the fastest known time on Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s second-highest mountain.”



Kilian Jornet's New Nemesis Smashes His Aconcagua Speed Record
Kilian Jornet's New Nemesis Smashes His Aconcagua Speed Record

It was only 2 months ago that climber and mountain runner Kilian Jornet smashed the speed record for climbing Aconcagua, South America’s highest peak, but his record has already been broken. On February 19th 2015 half Ecuadorian half Swiss runner Karl Egloff has smashed Kilian’s time by almost an hour and the new record now stands at 11 hour 52 minutes for climbing and descending the 6962 metre peak.



Climbing.com
Climbing.com

2/19/15 – Less than two months after Kilian Jornet set a record for the ascent and descent of Aconcagua, the Ecuadoran-Swiss mountain runner Karl Egloff has reportedly set a bold new mark, going under 12 hours for the same route. Egloff’s team reported onFacebook that he did the round trip on the 22,841-foot peak in 11 hours 52 minutes, nearly an hour faster than the famed Spanish mountain runner.



Swiss-Ecuadorian Breaks Jornet’s Aconcagua Record
Swiss-Ecuadorian Breaks Jornet’s Aconcagua Record

Clocking in almost an hour faster than the previous record (set by Jornet), Swiss-Ecuadorian mountain runner and and owner of Cumbre Tours, Karl Egloff, has broken the speed record on Aconcagua. Following the same route as Jornet, Egloff reached the 7,000 meter peak in 11 hours and 52 minutes.



Mountain: new record on Aconcagua, Elgoff at 11h52´
Mountain: new record on Aconcagua, Elgoff at 11h52´

(Italian) Aconcagua has a new owner: Karl Egloff. Swiss-Ecuadorian athlete and owner of Cumbre Tours holds the new world record for reaching the summit in just under 12 hours. Egloff cut nearly an hour off the old record, which was previously set by Kilian Jornet. He immediately congratulated the new record holder with the hashtag: #RecordsAreToBeBroken.



Karl Egloff beats the record of Jornet on Aconcagua (Argentina)
Karl Egloff beats the record of Jornet on Aconcagua (Argentina)

(French) At 33, the Swiss-Ecuadorian athlete Karl Egloff, and owner of Cumbre Tours, has beat the record time for the ascent and descent of Aconcagua in Argentina. Egloff cut nearly an hour off of the previous record, which was set by Spanish athlete Kilian Jornet in December 2014. With an impressive resume Egloff is still in search of setting more mountaineering records. Next up: Everest!



Karl Egloff: Without my team I would not have reached it
Karl Egloff: Without my team I would not have reached it

(Spanish)
Ivan Herrera and Nicolas Miranda were part of the team who helped Karl Egloff, a Swiss Ecuadorian athlete and owner of Cumbre Tours, set the world record time for speed climbing Aconcagua. Egloff ascended and descended the mountain in just under 12 hours, beating the previous record set by Spanish athlete Kilian Jornet by almost an hour.



Killian Jornet's Aconcagua Speed Record Broken
Killian Jornet's Aconcagua Speed Record Broken

Ecuadoran-Swiss mountain runner Karl Egloff has set a new record for the ascent and descent of Aconcagua in Argentina, beating Spanish endurance athlete Kilian Jornet’s two-month old record and finishing in under 12 hours for the same route. Egloff’s team reported on Facebook that he completed the 22,841ft ascent and descent in 11 hours 52 minutes, shaving almost an hour off Kilian’s time of 12 hours and 49 minutes.



Karl Egloff:
Karl Egloff: "My goal is to set the record on the highest mountain in every continent"

(Spanish) Karl has become the man of the moment; after breaking two records of Kilian Jornet, the next challenge, in all likelihood, will be the McKinley to continue in the highest peaks on each continent. On February 19th Egloff set a new record for the fastest ascent and descent of
Acaoncagua in Argentina, doing so in just under 12 hours.



Karl Egloff:
Karl Egloff: "My goal is to set the record on the highest mountain in every continent"

(Spanish) For Karl it has been a personal goal for many years to achieve the fastest record time for speed climbing Aconcagua. On February 19th Egloff did just that, setting a new record for the fastest fastest ascention and descention. Finishing in just under 12 hours, he cut nearly an hour off of Kilian Jornet’s previous record.



Interview with Karl Egloff one day after his record in Aconcagua
Interview with Karl Egloff one day after his record in Aconcagua

(Spanish) Swiss-Ecuadorian mountaineer Karl Egloff sits down with Ezequiel Bellido Verdú to discuss his most recent accomplishment: setting the record for the fastest ascent and descent on Aconcagua in Argentina. Egloff cut off nearly an hour from the previous record, which was held by Spanish athlete Kilian Jornet.



Runner Breaks Speed Record on Tallest Peak in Western Hemisphere
Runner Breaks Speed Record on Tallest Peak in Western Hemisphere

Ecuadorian-Swiss mountaineer and guide, Karl Egloff, has claimed the record for the fastest summit of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountain, Aconcagua. The Andean mountain’s peak sits at 22,841 feet and a typical climb averages five to seven days in order to accommodate climbers adjusting to the altitude and thin air. Egloff completed the task in less than half a day.



Karl Egloff has achieved another world record
Karl Egloff has achieved another world record

(Spanish) Swiss-Ecuadorian athlete and owner of Cumbre Tours has achieved a new world record. Clocking in just under 12 hours, Egloff shed nearly and hour off of the previous record, which was held by Spanish athlete Kilian Jornet. In just half a day Egloff was able to ascend and descend Aconcagua, whose peak sits at 22,841 feet.



Killian Jornet's Aconcagua Speed Record Broken
Killian Jornet's Aconcagua Speed Record Broken

Ecuadoran-Swiss mountain runner Karl Egloff has set a new record for the ascent and descent of Aconcagua in Argentina, beating Spanish endurance athlete Kilian Jornet’s two-month old record (UKC News Report) and finishing in under 12 hours for the same route. Egloff’s team reported on Facebook that he completed the 22,841ft ascent and descent in 11 hours 52 minutes, shaving almost an hour off Kilian’s time of 12 hours and 49 minutes.



Karl Egloff beats Jornet's record
Karl Egloff beats Jornet's record

(French) Karl Egloff, a mountain guide and versatile athlete who enjoys trail running, swimming, and cycling recently broke the record time for the ascention and descention of Aconcagua in Argentina. He improved the record time by nearly an hour, finishing in just under 12 hours.



I can lower Kilian's time on Aconcagua
I can lower Kilian's time on Aconcagua

(Spanish) Interview with Karl Egloff, Ecuadorian runner who aims to reduce the Kilian Jornet record in the Aconcagua (by Raul Vicedo). “The hardest thing is the approximation of Aconcagua, which is nearly 25 km from the base camp to the top. It’s a longer, higher, and steeper distance than Kilimanjaro.



Karl Egloff breaks Kilian Jornet’s Aconcagua Record
Karl Egloff breaks Kilian Jornet’s Aconcagua Record

Karl Egloff is a natural athlete; he spent part of his life in Switzerland, where he played football. Karl is now a mountain guide and one of the best runners of trail and mountain running in South America. Karl participates in various sports such as cycling and swimming. He currently holds the record for climbing, descending Kilimanjaro, and now Aconcagua.



Karl Egloff breaks Kilian Jornet’s Aconcagua Record
Karl Egloff breaks Kilian Jornet’s Aconcagua Record

(Polish) Less than two months after previous record holder Kilian Jornet stood on the highest peak in South America – Aconcagua (6962 m), Karl Egloff broke the record by 57 minutes! Kilian Jornet set his record at the end of December 2014. The route to the summit of Horocones and back took him just 12 hours, 49 minutes. Karl completed it in just under 12 hours.



Egloff Breaks Jornet's Aconcagua Record
Egloff Breaks Jornet's Aconcagua Record

Ecuadorian-Swiss mountain guide and runner Karl Egloff has reportedly broken the Aconcagua speed record, less than two months after Spanish ultrarunner Kilian Jornet set the fastest mark, Climbing reports.The 33-year-old Egloff has competed in mountain races worldwide and appears to be hot on the heels of Jornet, who has set blistering paces on some of the world’s highest peaks and plans to dash up Everest this year.



Karl Egloff breaks the record of Kilian Jornet in Aconcagua: 11h 52min
Karl Egloff breaks the record of Kilian Jornet in Aconcagua: 11h 52min

(Portuguese) The Aconcagua record has a new owner. It belongs to Karl Egloff, who managed to go to the summit and back in 11:52 minutes. Egloff began his lightning rise to the highest mountain in the Andes at a very high pace, so much was he reached the summit of the mountain about an hour before Kilian. The previous record, hit in December last year by the Spanish Kilian Jornet was 12 hours and
49 minutes.



Aconcagua Speed Record Smashed Again
Aconcagua Speed Record Smashed Again

Less than two months after Kilian Jornet set a record for the ascent and descent of Aconcagua, the Ecuadoran-Swiss mountain runner Karl Egloff has reportedly set a bold new mark, going under 12 hours for the same
route. Egloff’s team reported on Facebook that he did the round trip on the 22,841-foot peak in 11 hours 52 minutes, nearly an hour faster than the famed Spanish mountain runner.



Meet the Man Breaking Kilian’s Records
Meet the Man Breaking Kilian’s Records

Karl Egloff, 33, of Quito, Ecuador, climbed and descended Argentina’s 22,837-foot Aconcagua, the Western Hemisphere’s highest peak, in a record 11 hours 52 minutes, breaking the previous speed record of 12 hours 49 minutes set by celebrated mountain runner Kilian Jornet in December. Both athletes took Aconcagua’s “Normal Route,” starting at the Horcones Trailhead and gaining more than 13,000 vertical feet over 25 miles, one way.



Karl Egloff cracks the speed record on Aconcagua
Karl Egloff cracks the speed record on Aconcagua

(German) According to the records in Ecuador and Tanzania the son of an Ecuadorian and a Toggenburg in Argentina has struck again. In a sensational 11 hours and 52 minutes he has undercut the speed record of Kilian Jornet almost an hour on Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America. On February 19th, the mountain guide and CEO of Cumbre Tours realized the new record, and thus already holds two of the seven legendary Seven Summits speed record.



New record of ascention Aconcagua from Karl Egloff!
New record of ascention Aconcagua from Karl Egloff!

(French) Karl Egloff continues his path, which seems to take a parallel track to that of Kilian Jornet. This multi-sport athlete, guide and mountaineer, also a professional cyclist, said he was inspired by Kilian to try to climb and descend as quickly as possible all of the great symbolic peaks in the world. It is clear he seems to be more comfortable than the ultra Catalan land.



Interview: Karl Egloff, who overcame Kilian's record in the exhibit on Aconcagua
Interview: Karl Egloff, who overcame Kilian's record in the exhibit on Aconcagua

(Czech) The speed record in the ascent and descent from the peak of Aconcagua in Argentina was overcome for the second time in two months. The first attempt was by the famous ultramarathoner and speed climber Kilian Jornet. We were recently informed that the record was improved by almost an hour from Karl Egloff.



Who is Karl Egloff?
Who is Karl Egloff?

My name is Karl Egloff, I am 33 years old (March 16th 1981). My mother was Ecuadorian and my father Swiss. For me it’s an honor to be compared with the great Kilian. I’m looking forward to try all 7 summits in speed climbing but I’m not sure which one will be the next one; it depends on the budget, sponsoring and also my health.



Ecuadorian – Swiss Karl Egloff Sets New Speed Climbing Record in Aconcagua
Ecuadorian – Swiss Karl Egloff Sets New Speed Climbing Record in Aconcagua

Karl Egloff, mountain climber and owner of Cumbre Tours Tour Operator in Ecuador has set a new speed climbing record in Aconcagua 6.962m (22.840 ft), Argentina this past February 19th with an incredible new time of 11 hours and 52 minutes from the Horcones Summit-Horcones route. He covered more than 60km/37miles and more than 4000m (13.123 ft) in altitude. A mountain guide for more than 15 years in Ecuador, Karl´s experience in mountaineering covers innumerable ascents to his country´s high peaks: Cayambe 4,690 m (15,387 ft), Cotopaxi 5,897 m (19,347 ft), Chimborazo 6,310 metres (20,564 ft) and many more. With this new record, he beat Kilian Jornet´s (famous Spanish trail running, speed climbing athlete) past December record of 12 hours and 49 minutes.



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