British ex-soldier climbs up Everest, 13 other greatest mountains in 7-month


Nirmal Purja reaching the top of the world’s ninth-highest mountain, Nanga Parbat, in the western Mountain range in July. It was the seventh peak on his list. IMAGE: NIMS DAI.

A previous British Marine, Nirmal Purja has actually gone beyond a 8 years record after climbing up Mount Everest and thirteen other greatest peaks on the planet– within 7 months.

Purja, 36 years of ages, arrived of his 14 th mountain, Shishapangma in China, on Tuesday early morning.

The mountaineer signed up with the British Army in 2003 and ended up being a Royal Marine in2009

Purja climbing up profession started when he strolled to Everest base camp in 2012 and, rather of returning as prepared, chose to climb up the whole mountain.

He was currently the holder of various records– consisting of the fastest “double-header” of 2 mountains greater than 8,000 metres– and was granted the MBE, a civilian honour, by the Queen in 2018, BBC reported.

Nepalese soldiers have actually served in the British Army– particularly the Brigade of Gurkhas– for more than 200 years.

There are 14 mountains on the planet greater than 8,000 m, and the previous record for climbing them all was nearly 8 years, attained by Polish climber Jerzy Kukucza in1987

Purja started his project in Nepal in April, and climbed up Mount Everest in Might. There, his image of the line at the top of the top got around the world attention.

Throughout his climbs up, he saved 4 other climbers– 3 of which he called “suicide objectives”– and has, in his own words, “bled from every angle”.

However it wasn’t non-stop work. In August, he informed the BBC’s Colin Murray he climbed up Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in 5 days, however it might have been 3– had he not picked up 2 nights “to have a beverage”.

In September, his obstacle was held up while he waited on consent to climb up the last mountain, Shishapangma, in the Tibetan self-governing area of China.

Purja’s authorization was given on 15 October after the Nepali approached the Chinese federal government on his behalf.

In order, the 14 mountains were:.

Annapurna, Nepal, top reached 23 AprilDhaulagiri, Nepal, 12 MayKanchenjunga, Nepal, 15 MayEverest, Nepal, 22 MayLhotse, Nepal, 22 MayMakalu, Nepal, 24 MayNanga Parbat, Pakistan, 3 JulyGasherbrum 1, Pakistan, 15 JulyGasherbrum 2, Pakistan, 18 JulyK2, Pakistan, 24 JulyBroad Peak, Pakistan, 26 JulyCho Oyu, China, 23 SeptemberManaslu, Nepal, 27 SeptemberShishapangma, China, 29 October.

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