Kristin Harila was on the road for a long time with her ambitious record try, but before the last two peaks, problems arose.
Strict coronary restrictions, make it Harila was denied entry to Chinaand therefore not allowed to climb the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu, from Tibet.
Now he is trying again to climb the peak, starting from Nepal. A much more difficult route.
– I hope and am optimistic that China will loosen up and I can get into Tibet in the spring. Regarding the current trip, I think it’s interesting and fun to try new routes, so it’s smooth sailing. The most important thing is that they open in the spring, Harila told Nettavisen via his press contact Per-Steinar Moen.
Harila has a new team with him. Adri Brownlee, who wants to become the youngest person to climb all the mountains over 8,000 meters, and Gelje Sherpa complete the three.
The girl didn’t give up!
Apart from the more difficult routes, Harila and the team will climb in very tough conditions. Low winter temperatures mean climbers rely on good wind conditions to reach the summit.
– It will be a lot of new things for me. I’m hiking with a new team. We will also try without oxygen if the weather permits. This means the risk is increased. We will spend much longer with several rotations to different camps and several nights in the mountains, said Harila.
The reason the team dared to take on the extra challenge was the reward if they managed to climb to the top.
If they recover in December, it will make things easier for Harila in the spring. Then there would be fewer peaks to climb before the record could potentially be his.
– I’m very motivated to try again! First and foremost because I really love to climb mountains and travel. It’s not hard to motivate myself to try again, I immediately thought when it didn’t work out this year I want to try again. “I also got the opportunity to do something that no one else has ever done before,” said Harila through Moen’s press contact.
Refusal of Chinese visa threatens Kristin’s record hunt – now a breakthrough plan could be a lifesaver
Harila’s recording efforts again are not for everyone. He wants to be the person in the world who climbs the world’s 14 highest peaks in the shortest possible time.
Today, Nirma “Nimsdai” Purjat holds the record for 189 days.
Harila missed only two summits on attempts this year, but being denied entry to China, he was never able to climb Cho Oyu and Shishapangma in time.
Harila status in the mountains above 8000 meters
1. Annapurna I, 8091 m, climbed on 28 April 2022
2. Dhaulagiri, 8167 m, climbed on 8 May 2022
3. Kanchenjunga, 8586 m, ascent on 15 May 2022
4. Mount Everest, 8849 m, climbed on May 22, 2022
5. Lhotse, 8516 m, ascent on 22 May 2022
6. Makalu, 8463 m, ascent on 27 May 2022
7. Nanga Parbat, 8126 m, climbed on 1 July 2022
8. K2, 8611 m., ascent on 22 July 2022
9. Broad Peak, 8051 m, climbed on 28 July 2022
10. Gasherbrum II, 8080 m, ascent on 8 August 2022
11. Gasherbrum I, 8035 m, ascent 11 August 2022
12. Manaslu, 8156 m, climbed on 22 September 2022
13. Cho Oyu, 8201 m, planned for December 2022 from Nepal
14. Shishapangma, 8013 m, is awaiting permission from the Chinese authorities
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