Kristin Harila completed all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters on the planet in one year
The 14 highest peaks in the world in just one year and five days. At…
The 14 highest peaks in the world in just one year and five days. At 37, Kristin Harila has just signed a great performance by reaching the summit of Cho Oyu (8188 m above sea level) this Wednesday, located between Tibet, China and Nepal, a week after climbing Shishapangma (8,027 m) in China, with Franco-Swiss Sophie Lavaud.
Harila is said to be the fifth female mountaineer to have climbed all 14 peaks over 8,000m on the planet. According 8000ers.com websitewho updated her data with the “true peaks” (and therefore questioned several ascents), she would even be the second woman in the world.
But the Norwegian don’t stop there. This 14 “8000” project in the Himalayas is only the beginning. She is embarking on a second speed record: achieving these same 14 summits in less than six months. Last year, very close to beating the current record of Nepalese Nims Dai (six months and six days), she had to give up because she hadn’t received permits from the local authorities for the ascent of the last two summits which were missing from his list.