Among other world records being set by different nationals, summiting a peak demands sheer dedication and esteemed passion. Undoubtedly, to climb one of the highest mountains to ever exist is commendable but summiting all of them is something phenomenal. Recently, a professional Nepali mountaineer climbed all 14 highest mountains in the world.
Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja summitted all 14 highest peaks of the world!
Commonly know n by the name ‘Nims’, Nirmal Purja broke all previous records by climbing all 14 highest peaks of the world. Last month, Pakistani high altitude mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara scaled the dangerous Manaslu peak of Nepal. This time around, the record bar was set way too high by the Nepali mountaineer after summitting all 14 world’s highest peaks in seven months.
The climber, Nirmal Purja posted his accomplishment on his official Twitter!
At 8:58 hrs local time, Nims and his team reached the summit of Shisha Pangma. Team Members includes: Mingma David Sherpa, Galjen Sherpa and Gesman Tamang.#BremontProjectPossible pic.twitter.com/PeYUVQ7RnL
— Nirmal Purja MBE (@nimsdai) October 29, 2019
With the hashtag #BremontProjectPossible, Nirmal Purja tweeted, “MISSION ACHIEVED !” says @nimsdai from the summit of #Shishapangma #14peaks7months #History At 8:58 hrs local time, Nims and his team reached the summit of Shisha Pangma (China).
Further, mentioning the team, he wrote, “Team Members include Mingma David Sherpa, Galjen Sherpa and Gesman Tamang. #BremontProjectPossible.” The appreciation note indeed is a show of motivation and respect from Nirmal Purja.
The climber’s initiative of the “Project Possible!”
Reports say that Nirmal Purja started off with the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Kanchenjunga in the first phase. Well, all the mountains climbed were 8000 meters and above including the Manaslu peak in Nepal. Then, Purja climbed the globally famous Nanga Parbat (8,125 meters) of Pakistan in his second tenure a month later. Particularly, the climb mission took off in response to the mountaineer’s “Project Possible” stance.
Previous records were set in the late ’80s!
Previously, the same record was set back in 1986 and 1987 by Italian and South Korean climbers respectively. Back in 1986, Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner held the record of the fastest summit of all 14 peaks. A year later, South Korean climber Kim Jong-ho also completed the same challenge in 1987 but the record is now broken.
While speaking about his great achievements, Nirmal Purja said, “everyone was laughing at me and saying how it will be possible?” Further, he stated that it wasn’t easy rushing up and down on Pakistan’s Gasherbrum I and II and the second tallest peak K2. “You always need to have a positive mindset because sometimes things will go wrong”, he added.
Aiming to inspire other upcoming climbers of the world, Nirmal Purja showed his support for them. Earlier, in July, 10-years-old Selena Khawaja from Pakistan held the record of the youngest person to summit a 7000 meters peak. Well, Purja even guides the foreign mountaineers visiting Nepal and wishes to attract more in the coming years.
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