Norwegian climber Kristin Harila and two Sherpas reported today they completed the circuit of all five 8,000m peaks in Pakistan. Harila will return home, then hit the road back to the Himalayas, where only three summits stand between her team and a place in the record books.
Pasdawa Sherpa, Dawa Ongchu, and Kristin Harila summitted Gasherbrum I (8,080 m/26,590 feet) in Pakistan’s Karakoram and inched closer to breaking Nirmal “Nims” Purja’s renowned speed record.
Nims summited all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks in 188 days in 2019, as later chronicled in the Netflix blockbuster “14 Peaks.” That time broke the existing speed record by almost 7 years. Only three peaks remained on their list when Harila, Sherpa, and Ongchu secured Gasherbrum I at 7:15 a.m. local time.
It was their 105th day on the record push.
The 8K Expeditions climbers reported Gasherbrum I and other…