Dynamic Duo’s Record who conquered 14 Peaks in 92 Days
28 Jul 2023 Chandra Gurung
Norwegian Kristian Harila and Nepali Tenjen Lama Sherpa, have accomplished an unbelievable achievement by climbing all 14 tallest mountains in 92 days. They have broken the previous record which was held by Nepali-born naturalized British mountaineer Nirmal Purja, also known as Nimsdai. Purja’s record was six months and six days.
The record was set on Thursday (27 July), and the last mountain was K2, the world’s second-highest mountain located in Pakistan. The duo showed us their physical and mental limitations while fighting cold weather, challenging mountainous terrain, and altitude sickness.
Last year, Harila was close to climbing all the 14 tallest mountains. Unfortunately, she failed to do so as she didnt get the permits from China to climb the mountain.
The duo began their journey on April 26 and climbed Shishapangma. In May, they climbed 6 of the 14 tallest mountains which were Cho Uyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, and Dhaulagiri. In June they climbed three mountains which were Annapurna, Manaslu, and Nanga Parbat. They continued their journey, in July they climbed Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, and finally K2 which was more challenging compared to other mountains.
Harila and Lama were filled with deep emotions after they returned from this journey. They took their moment to share their appreciation towards their supporters around the world.
Harila was a former skier and now has earned a name in Mountaineering. She came into the mountaineering world in 2015 after she successfully climbed Kilimanjaro which is located in Africa. Talking about the Lama, he began the journey as a guide when he was 16 years old. He is known for his great skills in climbing and dealing with difficult circumstances. Despite their record, they have inspired many people to pursue their goals and push themselves to new heights. The combination of his duo shows the meaning of greatness, the true definition of mountaineering togetherness across boundaries. Without any doubt, their success will have a huge impact on the upcoming generations of the mountaineering community and this will push them to be at the top of the game.