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Quickest to Climb the World’s 5 Highest Peaks: Pasdawa Sherpa Units Velocity Document

Because the first day of climbing season within the Himalayas, one Norwegian mountaineer has attracted headlines for her pursuit of ‘Nims’ Purja’s 8,000er velocity document. Now, one in every of her climbing companions has snatched the eye.

When Pasdawa Sherpa flew the Nepali flag on the summit of K2 on July 21, he did it as a brand new record-holder. Cresting the 28,251-foot peak, Sherpa turned the quickest individual to climb the world’s 5 tallest mountains.

In solely 69 days, Sherpa climbed Kangchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and, lastly, K2. He did it alongside one high-profile consumer (Norway’s Kristin Harila) who was vying for a similar document he ended up breaking.

Sherpa had been busy supporting Harila on her bid to beat Nirmal Purja’s high-altitude velocity document as popularized within the movie “14 Peaks.” Purja climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks in 189 days in 2021. This 12 months, Harila gunned for his document.

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Harila nonetheless seems to be roughly on observe to perform the feat, as does the remainder of her 8K Expeditions crew, together with Pasdawa Sherpa. However within the meantime, Sherpa jumped out into the lead on the brief listing of 5 peaks.

In accordance with 8K, he and one other crew member even broke path to do it.

“Pasdawa and Chhiring Namgyal are taking part in a key function in opening the route on K2 this season,” Pemba Sherpa, co-owner of 8K Expeditions, instructed Explorersweb from Kathmandu on the day of the ascent.

“The second he reaches the summit, Pasdawa Sherpa would be the quickest to climb the 5 highest 8,000ers, breaking the earlier document by Nirmal Purja [and snatching it from Harila and Dawa Ongchu, at least by one day].”

Sherpa’s push began on Could 14 when he summited Kangchenjunga (28,169 ft). Then on Could 22, he linked up Everest (29,032 ft) and Lhotse (27,940 ft). On Could 27, he stood atop Makalu (27,766 ft).

On every expedition, Harila and the 8K crew accompanied him. However nobody reached the highest of K2 earlier than Sherpa.

Harila and sherpa Dawa Ongchu summited the subsequent day. The crew stays in Pakistan, vying to climb the nation’s 4 remaining 8,000m peaks.

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