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Nirmal Purja becomes world’s fastest mountain climber; scaling 14 highest peaks in 6 months


Nirmal Purja becomes world’s fastest mountain climber; scaling 14 highest peaks in 6 months



The mountaineer from Nepal, Nirmal Purja, created a new speed record by climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks over 8,000 metres (26,250 feet) in just 189 days.

Nirmal Purja reached the top of his 14th mountain, Shishapangma in China on 29th October.

The 14th peak which he climbed was Shishapangma, located at Nyalam County, China.

The other 13 peaks are Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, K2, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu and Manaslu.

The previous record of fastest mountain climbing was 7 years, 11 months and 14 days.

He completed all 14 mountains, all over 8,000 metres (26,250 feet) in seven months under ‘Project Possible’.