In the last 17 days, Kristin Harila has climbed the three highest mountains in the world.
Kristin Harila climbed Mount Everest (8849 m) and Lhotse (8516 m) in 8 hours 35 minutes at the Bremont 14 Peaks project on Sunday 22 May. She broke the previous record from last year as the fastest woman to top to the top on the two highest mountains in the world (11 hours and 59 minutes from May 23 last year).
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He has completed 5 of 14 mountains in his record attempt to be the fastest to climb all mountains over 8000 meters. Nepali climber Nimsdai (known from the Netflix documentary 14 Peaks) is the only one to have completed these mountains in one season.
– It was a struggle. The weather deteriorated sharply. We had to spend 28 hours from camp 4, to the summit of Everest and Lhotse and back to base camp without rest. But I am very happy to have broken my own record, said Kristin Harila.
He climbed Everest at 08:45 local time, left Everest at 9.15 and climbed Lhotse at 5:50 pm, a total of 8 hours 35 minutes from summit to summit.
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To the next peak
He had a few decent hours of rest before he and his team from the Nepalese company «8K Expeditions» headed straight for the base camp of Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8463 m). The goal is to walk straight from the base camp, and thus climb the three highest mountains in the world in 48 hours.
– This can be challenging, but at least we will try to do it as fast as Nimsdai in 2019, he said.
When he climbs Makalu, he has already completed phase one of Bremont 14 Peaks, and will then be traveling back a few days to Norway before he heads to Pakistan later this summer. Then, among other things, K2 waits.
He has set several climbing records, according to the Everest Chronicle:
He was the fastest to climb 4 mountains over 8000 meters (24 days), five days earlier than Nirmal “Nimsdai” Purja’s 2019 record of his season record.
Later that day, he reached the summit of the world’s fourth highest mountain, Lhotse, and became the first climber to climb these five peaks in 24 days.
He hiked with Nepali climbers Dawa Ongju Sherpa and Pasang Dawa Sherpa of 8K Expeditions.
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