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Norwegian Woman on Mission to Conquer All 14 Highest Peaks Within 3 Months

“I Can Do It in Half”

Kristin Harila, a Norwegian mountaineer, has successfully made the record-record as the ‘Fastest 14 Peaks Climber’. After her successful ascend on the last peak of her 14 peaks challenge, Mt. K2, at the elevation of 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) on 27th July 2023, she has made history as the fastest climber ever to ascend the 14 peaks.

Having first set eyes on this historic feat back in 2022, she had to halt her progress due to the outbreak of the covid pandemic. Harila successfully completed the summit of 12 of the 14- 8,000 meter high peaks under the project name ‘Breamont 14 Peaks’ in 2022.

But, as she didn’t get a visa and permission to climb the remaining two peaks, Cho Oyo and Shishanpangma from China, she had to give up on her dream after coming so close to it. But drawn by her passion and love for the mountains, Kristin Harila didn’t give up on her dream.

After the setback, this Norwegian mountaineer came back even stronger and started her 2nd 14- conquest mission under the banner ‘She Moves Mountain’ in 2023. And now, Harila has engraved her name in mountaineering history, not just as ‘the fastest climber of the 14 Peaks’ but also as the ‘first-ever woman make the 14 Peaks world record’.

Kristin Harila’s 2023- 14 Peaks Climbing Project ‘She Moves Mountain’

Remembering her last year’s setback, Kristin Harila commenced her 2023- 14 Peaks climbing project ‘She Moves Mountain’ by ascending the mountains Shishanpangma and Cho Oyu during the first part. Then she gradually scaled the remaining highest peaks in the world over the span of 3 months and 1 day (92 days), beating the record of Nirmal Purja, a.k.a Nimsdai.

Nirmla Purja had completed his 14 Peak challenge in six months and six days, although he had originally intended to complete the expedition in seven months. Nirmal Purja, a.k.a Nimsdai, made the world record for ‘Fastest 14 Peaks Ascend’ on 29 October 2019, breaking the record of the Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who had completed the 14 Peaks challenge in 7 years, 10 months, and 6 days.

Kristin Harila beating the previous record holder has completed the challenge in the shortest time frame keeping her word.

“I Can Do It in Half”

The Norwegian mountaineer after successfully scaling her eighth peak, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 meters) on 5th June 2023, had told the press that she was positive that she could complete the quest just in half-time. Having started to beat the record of the six months and six days held by Nirmal Purja.

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Journey to World Record- Norwegian Mountaineer Kristin Harila

Starting her project, ‘She Moves Mountain’ in April 2023, Kristin Harila, had already climbed 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world just in 40 days.

14 Peaks Summit Date
Mt. Shishapangma (8,027 meters) 26th April 2023
Mt. Cho Oyu (8,818 meters) 3rd May 2023
Mt. Makalu (8,485 meters) 13th May 2023
Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters) 18th May 2023
Mt. Everest (8,848.86 meters) 23rd May 2023
Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters) 23rd May 2023
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters) 29th May 2023
Mt. Annapurna (8,091 meters) 5th June 2023
Mt. Manaslu (8,163 meters) 10th June 2023
Mt. Nanga Parbat (8,125 meters) 26th June 2023
Mt. Gasherbrum II (8,035 meters) 15th July 2023
Mt. Gasherbrum I (8,080 meters) 18th July 2023
Broad Peak (8,051 meters) 23rd July 2023
Mt. K2 27th July 2023

The Norwegian mountaineer under the banner ‘Bremont 14 Peaks’ completed the ascend of 12 peaks in 2022.

14 Peaks Summit Date
Mt. Annapurna 28th April 2022
Mt. Dhaulagiri 8th May 2022
Mt. Kanchenjunga 14th May 2022
Mt. Everest 22nd May 2022
Mt. Lhotse 22nd May 2022
Mt. Makalu 27th May 2022
Nanga Parbat 1st July 2022
Mt. K2 22nd July 2022
Broad Peak 28th July 2022
Mt. Gasherbrum II 8th August 2022
Mt. Gasherbrum I 11th August 2022
Mt. Manaslu 22nd September 2022


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