Mountain runner sets new record for five-peak challenge

This is champion mountain runner Andreas Steindl who has set a new record for scaling five Alpine peaks.

The highest peak on the Swiss challenge – which Steindl completed in just seven hours and 45 minutes – was Dom at 4,545 metres, a mountain that takes hikers two days to climb normally.

“The motivation for this project is to bring a bit of the mountains to the people, to their living rooms, to show them what is possible and inspire them to go, maybe, one day, to the mountains,” Steindl, 26, said.

Steindl, who grew up in Zermatt, Switzerland, first ran the five-peaks route in 2013 in 9 hours and 3 minutes, but waited for the opportunity to beat his own time.