Norwegian woman, Nepali sherpa set world's fastest record to climb all 14 tallest peaks

The duo summitted all peaks in just over three months

By Web Desk
July 27, 2023
Norwegian woman Kristin Harila (R) and Nepali sherpa Tenjen Lama (L) - Instagram

A Norwegian woman Kristin Harila alongside her Nepali sherpa Tenjen Lama scaled the world's all 14 highest peaks in record time, Nepa's mountaineering company confirmed Thursday. 

Harila and Lama reached the top of K2, the world's second-highest peak, on Thursday to complete their 14-peak summit in just over three months which is the shortest time so far. 

Previously in 2019, Nepal's Nirmal Purja climbed all 14 highest peaks in six months and one week. 

The summit by Harila and Lama have been confirmed by other climbers on the mountain but the Guinness Book of World Records is yet to confirm it. 

“They have become the fastest to climb all 14 peaks,” Lakpa Sherpa, managing director of the Seven Summit Treks (SST), told Reuters.

Both climbers topped Shishapangma in Tibet region of China on April 26 and have since scaled Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna in Nepal before proceeding to Pakistan, where they climbed Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II and the Broad Peak before topping K2, completing all 14 in 92 days.

One of the sherpas, the 17-year-old Nima Rinjin Sherpa, also becomes the youngest to climb K2, Tashi said.