Man Climbs World’s 14 Highest Mountains In Just Half A Year

by Daniel Payne · Oct 29th, 2019 3:52 pm
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Last Updated Nov 14th, 2019 at 11:44 am

A Nepalese man shattered a world record on Tuesday, scaling the last of the world’s top 14 highest mountains in just over six months.

Nirmal Purja, 36, climbed each of the mountains, all taller than 8,000 meters, in 189 days. The previous world record was seven years and 10 months.

Purja, a former British soldier, traveled to three different countries to scale the mountains. He began his ascents in April.

Following his final summit, Purja posted on his Twitter feed: “MISSION ACHIEVED!”

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