In April 2019 this man set out to climb all 14 of the world’s mountains over 8,000m, with a deadline of seven months but only 5% of the budget that he would eventually need – I interviewed him to ask how Nims Purja did the impossible?
Nims Purja is the former British Army Gurkha and SBS special forces operative who led a team comprised of Nepalese sherpas to smash the world record for climbing all of the world’s mountains over 8,000m. There are 14 of them and the former record was seven years – Nims did it within six months.
This feat wasn’t just impressive, it was previously though to be physically impossible, and shook the world of high altitude mountaineering to its core. And that was before his most recent world first, leading a team to the top of K2 in winter. So I interviewed him, for The Red Bulletin, to find out how Nims Purja did the impossible, and also tell his story here…
If you’re inspired to read more about impossible feats made possible, then check out my interview with free solo climber Alex Honnold on how he climbed 1000m with no ropes up Yosemite’s El Capitan… read it here.