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Nirmal Purja Completes 14-Peak Summit in Record 6 Months and 6 Days

The army man credits his mission’s success to his background in Nepal and the British military training.
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Nirmal Purja Completes 14-Peak Summit in Record 6 Months and 6 Days

Nepal’s Nirmal Purja has successfully completed his mission of summiting the world’s 14 highest peaks in six months and six days.

Purja reached the top of Mount Shishapangma (8,027 m above sea level) in China on October 29, 2019. He took to his social media handles to share his achievement. “MISSION ACHIEVED!” says @nimsdai from the summit of #Shishapangma,” Purja wrote on Twitter. #14peaks7months #History.

Purja began his climb titled Project Possible with the Annapurna in April 2019, this was followed by a summit of five tall peaks, including Mount Everest. In July he summited another five peaks in Pakistan.

“I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in record time. It has been a grueling but humbling six months, and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity,” Purja said in a statement.

The army man credits his mission’s success to his background in Nepal and the British military training. He joined the Brigade of Gurkhas in 2003 and has served the special forces unit of UK’s Royal Navy.

He also expressed his gratitude to his team (all Nepali members) for their support. Purja’s team member Mingma David Sherpa became the youngest person to summit all 14 peaks.

Nirmal Purja Completes 14-Peak Summit

“I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in record time. It has been a gruelling but humbling six months, and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity,” said Purja.

Nepal’s Purja had to halt his last climb until he received permission from China to scale Shishapangma. The Nepal Government helped Purja is getting the permit to complete his last peak.

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