Martin Zhor

High-altitude mountaineering, running, vertical kilometer



Martin is an expert in high-altitude physiology and vertical kilometer races. He has been coaching athletes for three years, and many have successfully summited Everest, Denali, and Aconcagua and are completing Seven Summits.

Martin has been based in Chamonix for 13 years, considered the hub of mountain sports all year round. His athletes are mountaineers and runners from all over the world. He coaches trail runners preparing for UTMB and other major ultra-running races. He also trains road runners planning for marathons and other endurance challenges. He provides evidence-based training advice backed by his personal experiences as a fast mountain athlete.

He loves looking for endurance challenges in the mountains and developed a passion for speed ascents. He managed to run Mont Blanc from Aiguille du Midi via 3 Monts in 2 hours and 10 minutes. In 2019, he completed his long-term Three Summits Project: Monte Rosa-Mont Blanc-Gran Paradiso in one push (29 hours climbing/running), 100km with almost 10,000m climbing.

He has written a thesis on “Faster acclimatization upon re-ascent”. He plans to expand his knowledge with an M.Sc. in altitude physiology. He trains for vertical km races and faster ascents on peaks. He plans to go to Pakistan and Nepal to try a speed ascent (maybe FKT) on an 8000m peak. He dreams of trying an FKT on Everest one day.

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