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A former UK’s Special Forces member set the world record climbing 11 worlds highest mountain in 4 months

 July 26, 2019  

London — 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.

Nirmal “Nims” Purja MBE is a Nepalese mountaineer and former Gurkha and Special Boat Service soldier, an elite special forces unit of the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy.


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

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.

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.