Nepali mountain climber Nirmal Purja (36) or familiarly called Nimsdai set the latest record for his success, climbing 14 of the highest mountains in the world with an altitude above 8,000 meters above sea level (masl). Nimsdai’s record was successfully confirmed by reaching the peak of the 14th mountain, Shishapangma, in China on Tuesday (10/29/2019) morning. “Mission Achieved,” wrote Nimsdai on his Instagram account @Nismdai.
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Nimsdai climbed Mount Shishapangma to the summit of Shishapangma at 8:58 local time. Nimsdai climbed with his teammates Mingma David Sherpa, Galjen Sherpa, and Gesman Tamang. The total climb time of 14 mountains with altitudes above 8,000 meters above sea level was completed within 6 months and 6 days. Initially, he targeted the entire mountain climbing time, which is 7 months. “Everything in life can be achieved only with a determined approach and positive mindset,” wrote Nimsdai.
Polish climber Jerzy Kukucza set the previous record in 1987 with a record time of 7 years, 11 months, and 14 days. On the British Mountaineering Council website, the record was also won by a South Korean climber, Kim Chang-ho, with a record time of 7 years, 10 months, and 6 days.
Nimsdai is a former member of Gurkhas, a Nepalese army brigade in the British military known for its toughness. He is also an elite member of the Special Boat Service. Nimsdai joined the British military for 16 years. In 2019, he left the British military. He began the project to climb 14 mountains with an altitude of 8,000 meters above sea level in 7 months starting in April. He named his mountain climbing project “Project Possible.”
In the first part, Nimsdai managed to climb Mount Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, and Makalu in just one month, from a record-setting effort. On May 22, Nimsdai successfully reached the highest mountain peak in the world, along with 320 other people. He took and posted a photo of the climber’s jam on Mount Everest, which went viral.
A month later, for the second part, Nimsdai traveled to Pakistan a month later. He first reached Mount Nanga Parbat with a height of 8,125 meters. Despite lack of sleep, Nimsdai was determined to reach his target, he was almost both down at the 5 highest peaks of Pakistan, including Karakoram, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II. Twenty-three days later, he stood atop Mount Broad Peak on the border of Pakistan and China. In September, Nimsdai reached the summit of Mount Cho Oyu, Tibet, and Mount Manaslu, Nepal, within a week.
Nimsdai admitted that he was underestimated once people found out about his dream of achieving a mountain climbing record. Purja told AFP, “Everybody laughed at me,” in a recent interview in Kathmandu when he was awaiting permission from the Chinese government to climb Mount Shishapangma. He wants all his achievements to inspire the next generation of Nepali climbers to break records.
Sherpas – Nepalese who often work as guides for foreign mountaineers – are the backbone of the lucrative climbing industry. However, according to him, Sherpas are not interested in matching the record of mountain climbing on an international scale that has been recorded. The following is Nismdai’s climbing record of climbing 14 mountains in 6 months and 6 days.
- Annapurna, Nepal, arrived at the summit on April 23
- Dhaulagiri, Nepal, arrived at the summit on May 12
- Kanchenjunga, Nepal arrives at the peak on May 15
- Everest, Nepal, arrived at the summit on May 22
- Lhotse, Nepal, arrived at the summit on May 22
- Makalu, Nepal, arrived at the summit on May 24
- Nanga Parbat, Pakistan arrived at the summit on July 3
- Gasherbrum 1, Pakistan arrived at the summit on July 15
- Gasherbrum 2, Pakistan arrived at the summit on July 18
- Karakoram, Pakistan, arrived at the summit on July 24
- Broad Peak, Pakistan arrived at the peak on July 26
- Cho Oyu, China, arrived at the summit on September 23
- Manaslu, Nepal, arrived at the summit on September 27
- Shishapangma, China, arrived at the summit on October 29