Nirmal “Nims” Purja just shattered the record for climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks by completing the feat in just ix months and six days, obliterating the previous record by more than seven years.
“I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in record time. It has been a gruelling but humbling six months, and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity.”
Purja began his journey in late April by summiting Nepal’s Annapurna. He went on to quickly climb five of the world’s tallest mountains in May, including Everest. Interestingly he took the photo that went viral in the spring of the traffic jam going up Everest:
His record of six months and six days could have been even faster but he was held up last month getting proper permits to climb his final mountain Shishapangma, in the Tibetan autonomous region of China. That permission came through in October after Nepal’s government requested help from China. Hats off to Nims on this incredible achievement. Cheers.
Here’s a clip from Nims twitter of his trek up the final mountain: