Press "Enter" to skip to content

Nepali mountaineer, Nirmal Purja Asserts new climb Listing for world’s 14 highest peaks

Nirmal Puja finished the rise of the 14 mountains, around 8,000 meters (26,250 feet) in seven weeks, the article said. The prior record was nearly eight decades.

States @nimsdai in the summit of #Shishapangma,” read the article on Purja’s Facebook page, speaking to the last summit in China.

Polish climber Jerzy Kukuczka completed the same feat after seven decades, 11 months and 14 times in 1987 following Italy’s mythical Reinhold Messner became the first to scale the 14 peaks per year before.

South Korean Kim Chang-ho finished the struggle one month slower compared to Kukuczka — but unlike Kukuczka, who died in a climbing accident in 1989, he never utilized supplementary oxygen.

The 36-year-old Puja, a former member of the Gurkhas — a component of Nepalis recruited to the British military — and the elite Special Boat Service, kicked his ambitious”Project Potential” in April.

At the first portion of his record effort, Puja climbed Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu — one of the greatest of those”8000ers” — within only 1 month.

A month later, he led Pakistan to the next area, where he tackled the infamous Nanga Parbat in 8,125 meters.

Battling sleep deprivation to satisfy his goal, Puja stated that he had been nearly sprinting up and down five of Pakistan’s highest peaks such as Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II and K2, the second largest on the planet.

Twenty-three days after that he was standing atop Broad Peak, his fifth and last mountain of this next stage.

When he told other people about his brand new pursuit, “everybody was laughing and saying’the way it’s going to be potential’?”

“It’s all about trusting your skill,” he’d said as he relaxed in Kathmandu waiting to ascend the last peak.

“You always must have (a) positive mindset since sometimes things will fail.”

Also, he said he wished to utilize his feats to inspire another generation of Nepali climbers to break his records.

Sherpas — Nepalis who frequently work as manuals for overseas mountaineers — will be the backbone of the nation’s lucrative climbing sector but do not draw too much attention or accolades because of their global companies.

“Nepal is home to the greatest peaks on the planet. You will find so much superior out there who (have not ) got the chance,” he told AFP at Kathmandu.