Can you imagine climbing the height of 10 Eiffel Towers in just over two hours? That’s what Swiss mountain runner and ski mountaineer Rémi Bonnet managed when he ran up the Italian mountain Rocciamelone as part of the Red Bull K3 race.

He exploded the course record, running up the 3,538m high peak in 2h 1m 57s (previous record was 2h 06m 30s), a distance of just under 10k and a gradient of 35 percent. That's a rate of 1494 metres of vertical climb per hour!

Bonnet is a new skyrunning phenomenon. He's only 20 years old and was junior world champion of ski mountaineering three years ago. He can climb 1,000 vertical metres in only 30 minutes (his record is 30m 44s, while the world record is 29m 42s).

At Red Bull K3, he managed to overtake world-class athletes like Karl Egloff and Marco Moletto and his goal for the next few years is to smash the two-hour barrier in the distance. 


Here is the action clip we filmed at the race, enjoy!