Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja sets world record climbing 11 mountains in 4 months


Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja sets world record climbing 11 mountains in 4 months

KATHMANDU: A former UK’s Special Forces member Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja has set the world record by successfully climbing 11 of the world’s highest mountains, known as the 8000ers, in just over four months.

Purja, 35, has succeeded in the second phase of his ambition to speed climb the world’s 14 highest mountains in just 7 months.

Nirmal Purja, a former UK’s Special Forces Member is in a mission to complete all 14 peaks above 8,000 m in just seven months.

Purja climbed Broad Peak, 11th of 14 mountains, early this morning, completing the second phase of his mission under the ‘Project Possible’, according to the base camp officials.

Broad Peak summit in Pakistan marked his 11th eight-thousander in just over four months since the former UK’s Special Forces Member first scaled Mt Annapurna on April 23. Nims had launched his 14/7 mission in the third week of March.

Before heading for Broad Peak summit, Nims summited K2 on July 24, Gasherbrum – II on July 18, Gasherbrum – I on July 15 and Nanga Parbat on July 3.

Nims, who has spent 16 years in the British Army, said he wanted to
break the mountaineering world record by climbing all 14 peaks in 7 months.

According to Project Possible, his final attempt will begin in September with plans to climb the remaining three peaks – Mt Manaslu, Mt Cho Oyu and Mt Sishapangma – by this November.


Broad Peak – July 26

Mt K2 – July 24

Gasherbrum II – July 18

Gasherbrum I – July 15

Nanga Parbat – July 03

Mt Makalu – May 24

Mt Everest – May 22

Mt Lhotse – May 22

Mt Kanchenjunga – May 15

Mt Dhaulagiri – May 12

Mt Annapurna – April 23