Nepali clim­ber records 14 high­est peak sum­mits

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

A Nepali moun­taineer on Tues­day smashed the speed record for sum­mit­ing the world’s 14 high­est peaks, rac­ing up all ‘8000ers’ in just six months and six days, or­gan­is­ers said. The pre­vi­ous record for the 14 moun­tains above 8,000m - com­pleted by Nir­mal Purja at 8.59am on Tues­day - was al­most eight years.

‘MIS­SION ACHIEVED! says @nims­dai from the sum­mit of #Shisha­pangma,’ read a post on Purja's Face­book page, while a state­ment quoted the for­mer Bri­tish elite sol­dier as be­ing ‘over­whelmed and in­cred­i­bly proud’ af­ter his 189-day feat.

“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,” the 36 year old said.


This file photo shows Nepali clim­ber Nir­mal Purja at the sum­mit of Mount Ever­est, on May 22

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