Kristin Harila, Tenjen Sherpa sets world record of scaling 14 peaks in shortest time

KATHMANDU:  Kristin Harila of Norway and Nepali mountain guide Tenjen (Lama) Sherpa have successfully scaled Mt K2 in Pakistan this morning.

The second highest mountain of the world, K2 is 8611 meters tall. Both of them successfully climbed the K2 at 10:45 am, according to the Seven Summit Treks Company.

With the successful climbing of the mountain, Kristin and Tenjen have scaled 14 mountains above 8,000 meters tall in three months, said Managing Director of the Company, Mingma Sherpa.

Earlier, climber Nirmal Purja had scaled these 14 mountains in six months and six days in 2019. Kristin and Tenjen had set a target to climb 14 tallest mountains above 8,000 meters of the world within four months.

Kristin has also a record of becoming the first woman fastest climber scaling the 14 mountains above 8,000 meters of the world in one year and five days.

Kristin and Tenjen have successfully climbed Mt Everest, Kanchanjangha, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum-2, Gasherbrum-1, Broad Peak and Mt K2. RSS

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