Courageous and free of spirit, both were made for adventure. In fact, they’d already successfully set out on numerous epic quests, off-road treks and daring exploits together.
But one summer, they wanted more. They wanted the journey of a lifetime.
They wanted to be transported to a world of giants and magical shoes. Where limits existed only to be left behind. Where greatness was within reach. They wanted to find out if they were worthy of climbing some of the biggest mountains in the world, of taming Earth’s greatest giants.
This is the story of their biggest-ever adventure. This is Taming Giants.
Setting out at dawn on Sunday, July 19 in Cervinia, Italy, Katie and Germain began their epic journey by climbing the Breithorn (4,164m).
After spending the night at the beautiful Schönbielhütte (Schönbiel hut) on the mountain, they departed for a 120km passage along the Haute Route, stretching from Zermatt, Switzerland, to Chamonix, France.
Forced to take refuge from the weather, they restarted and completed their trip the next day on Thursday, July 23 by taking down the Mont Blanc in just a single day.
All in all, that’s 190km, 13,700m of elevation and two summits topped in 42 hours.
Sounds a little hard to believe, right? Like the stuff of fairy tales?
Well, if you follow the adventures of On’s mountain-dwelling, trail-running twosome then you’re probably getting used to their epic adventures by now.