Original title: Nepal 'climber' breaks the world record: 14 8000 meter peaks in 189 days
On October 16, 2019, Nepal mountaineer Nirmal purja was interviewed in Kathmandu.
Nirmal purja, a Nepalese mountaineer, successfully climbed the hishabangma peak, 8027 meters away from Shanghai, on October 29. So far, it took him 189 days to climb 14 peaks above 8000 meters in the world, breaking the world record for mountaineering.
Mingma Sherpa, a Nepalese mountaineer from Kathmandu's seven peaks hiking agency, outfitted the expedition, AP reported. Sherpa said puja, 36, is in good health and safe from the summit.
Mountaineering experts say the record is a major achievement in the history of mountaineering. "It's a great achievement for mountaineers and athletes and a milestone in the history of climbing," said ang tshering, who once led the Nepal Mountaineering Association. "It is reported that the previous world record was set in 2013 by Korean mountaineer Kim Chang Ho, who completed the challenge in 7 years, 10 months and 6 days.
Puja joined the British special forces in 2003. After retiring early this year, he embarked on the challenge of climbing 14 of the world's highest peaks.
In Nepal, Puya climbed Annapurna on April 23, dorajiri on May 12, ganchengzhangjia on May 15, Everest on May 22, Luozi on May 22, Makalu on May 24, manaalu on September 27.
In Pakistan, Puya climbed Nanga Parbat on July 3, I, II, 24 and 26, respectively.
In China, Puya climbed the zhuoyou peak on September 23, and on October 29, with the help of the Nepalese government, Puya was allowed by China to climb the Himalayan peak.
Earlier, puja had taken pictures of long lines of climbers at the top of Mount Everest, which were widely circulated on social media in May this year. At one point, the photos raised concerns about overcrowding at the top of the mountain, as well as safety concerns about climbers staying for too long due to traffic jams at the highest point on the planet.