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The Skyrunner

The Skyrunner

Austrian Christian Stangl is the new star of the international extreme mountaineering scene. His special discipline: Sky running – climbing mountains as fast as possible and without any technical assistance like oxygen or stored supplies. To achieve his goals, Stangl uses unusual workout methods: his main workout consists of pulling a giant tractor tire up the mountain.

His current aim is the ascent of all “Seven Summits” (the highest mountains of all continents) in a new minimum record time. After unbelievable records at Mount Everest and Aconcagua Stangl ventures an expedition to the 4.884 meter high Carstensz Pyramid in West Papua in March 2007. The Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain of Australia and Oceania. Stangl took part in an expedition through the rain forest to the base camp. Most mountaineers spare out on this exhausting trip and take the helicopter. Christian crosses the “green hell” of Papua under extremely difficult climatic and logistic conditions. Despite of the exhausting march he sets up an unbelievable new record time of 49 minutes at the ascent of the Carstensz Pyramid.


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