Norwegian woman, Nepali sherpa become world’s fastest to climb all 14 tallest peaks

A Norwegian woman and her sherpa guide climbed Mount K2 in Pakistan on Thursday. It was their 14th highest mountain in the span of three months, making them the world’s fastest climbers to reach all peaks above 8,000m in the least number of hours, an official of their Nepali organising company revealed. Ms Kristin Harila, 37, and Nepal’s Tenjen (Lama) Sherpa, 35, scaled K2, which  is known as the world’s second highest at 8,611m with eight other guides, Mr Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, managing director of the Seven Summit Treks (SST) company which is giving logistics to the climbers, said in Kathmandu.

“They have succeeded in becoming the fastest to climb all 14 peaks,” Mr Tashi, told Reuters, receiving data from the base camp. Being able to climb and succeed in reaching all 14 highest peaks in a just a couple of months is a very difficult, which is ordinarily done by several climbers in years. They set the fastest climbing record by thrashing in competition with Mr Nirmal Purja from Nepal who succeeded in the completion of all peaks in six months and one week in 2019. But their last feat, also established by other climbers on the mountain, is still due to be confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Record.