Kristin Harila, Tenjen Sherpa World's fastest to Climb 14 Peaks in 92 Days

  • 2023-07-28
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Norwegian climbers Kristin Harila and Tenjen (Lama) Sherpa today scaled the world's second-highest peak in Pakistan completing their 14 8000ers in three months.

According to Chhang Dawa Sherpa, Expedition Director at Seven Summit Treks, Kristin and Tenjen scaled the world's second-highest peak at around 11:30 am Nepal time on July 27 becoming the fastest climbers to complete 14 peaks above 8,000m. "They have done it in three months," he said.

Over 200 climbers headed for the summit push as they found a very short weather window on K2. Many climbers have abandoned their summit pushes due to unstable weather conditions. "It was quite challenging due to deep snow and freak weather but they have done it," Chhang Dawa told THT from the base camp.

Kristin and Makalu-based Sherpa conquered G1 on July 18 and Broad Peak on July 23. They also scaled the world's 13th highest mountain, G2 on July 15 while the duo stood atop Nanga Parbat on June 26.

According to SST Manager Thaneswar Guragai, they completed all 14 mountains over 8,000m in just 92 days. Earlier, they climbed Mt Manaslu on June 10 as well as Mt Annapurna on June 5 and Mt Dhaulagiri on May 29.

In a quest to summit all 14 of the world's highest mountains, the multiple record-holder climbers scaled Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse on May 23. The duo also climbed Kanchenjunga on May 18. Kristin along with Tenjen started her ambitious 14 peaks project by climbing Mt Shishapangma on April 26.

Then, they scaled Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet on May 3. On May 15, the climbers scaled Mt Makalu.

Now, Kristin and Tenjen have smashed the fastest summit record held by Nirmal Purja, who climbed all 14 peaks including Mt Manaslu and Mt Dhaulagiri real summits in two years, five months, and 15 days. Purja aka Nims had scaled 14 mountains including the fore summits of Mt Manaslu and Mt Dhaulagiri in six months and six days.

Kristin, 37, who holds multiple fastest climbing records, has already become the first woman climber to make the fastest ascent of 14 peaks above 8,000m in just one year and five days, Seven Summit Treks said.

For another record, Kristin has to climb Cho Oyu and Shishapangma in Tibet to complete all 14 peaks twice.

Source: https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/kristin-harila-tenjen-sherpa-worlds-fastest-to-climb-14-peaks-in-92-days

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