KARL EGLOFF

KARL EGLOFF

DATE OF BIRTH: 16.03.1981
NATIONALITY: ECUADOR

Bio


"I do not believe in talent or being a prodigy, just dedication and love to what you do and above all to be persistent for decades and each dream is achievable.”


I became a Speed climber in 2014 and started my project “7 summits in FKT (fastest known time” back then with the FKT on Kilimanjaro 5895m in 2014, Aconcagua 6962m in 2015, Elbrus 5642m in 2017 and Denali 6190m in 2019. I’m a certificated mountain guide and started to guide very early in my life, enjoying people, mountains and adventures all over the world. I have developing to become fast in the mountains so I started to compete in trail running. Living in Ecuador is living in paradise to train, surrounded with mountains and trails everywhere but very high, which is great for my projects. In live the most important thing will never be the results, the FKTS or the achievements, it’s all about what you left behind and why is so important to come back, home, family. Looking for my limits is fun as I love what I do so I enjoy the path to get there!

Interview

1) Who is your favorite climbing partner and why?
My favorite climbing partner is Nicolas Miranda who has been part of all “speed” climbing projects because he is a calm, strong and amazing guide and partner who transmits me a lot of peace while I’m climbing.
2) Which is the first La Sportiva shoes/boot you used?
La Sportiva Nepal Evo Gtx since I was a teenager and I still have and use them
3) What is your favorite climbing/mountaineering book?
I love truth stories so books like Eduard Whymper’s Ecuador visit back in 1800, modern climbing books like Ueli Steck’s several books or stories of overcoming I like the most. My personal favorite book would be touching the void.
4) What is the mountain you would like to see at least one time in your life?
K2, Alpamayo (climed it 2010), Ama Dablam, Matterhorn.
5) Do you take part to a charity or cultural project?
Yes, I’m the leading guide of “climbing for Romp” an organization who climbs mountains with amputees to raise donations for global mobility. We also work 1-2 times per year to raise donations for poor mountains schools in our mountain communities in Ecuador giving the children school supplies.
6) What's in the air?
Complete 7 summits in Speed Climbing resting 3 mountains, Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia, Vinson Massif in Antarctica and Mount Everest in Asia. Keep training hard to be in the top of the trail running scene Climbing strong in many local and global project to keep improving and developing.

In primo piano

  • 2014 World Speed Record Ascent and Descent of Kilimanjaro - 6hr42min
  • 2015 FKT Ascent and Descent Aconcagua - 11hr51min
  • 2017 FKT Ascent and Descent Elbrus - 4hr20min
  • 2019 FKT Ascent and Descent Denali - 11hr44min
  • 2019 South Wall Aconcagua 6962m fastest team to climb it 24hr55min

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