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  1. #1
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    Props to Nirmal Purja for climbing the worlds 14 tallest peaks in 6 months

    Previous record was 7+ years

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50217376

    https://twitter.com/nimsdai

    Hope he gets paid. Maybe BD will name a spatula after him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Previous record was 7+ years

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50217376

    https://twitter.com/nimsdai

    Hope he gets paid. Maybe BD will name a spatula after him.
    Impressive feat. Deserving of at a least a spork.

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    This is sooooooooooooooooo insane. If any American did this in 6 years, let alone 6 months, every single one of us would know his/her name immediately.

    NIMMMAAAAAAAAA

    A former member of the Gurkhas (a unit of Nepalis recruited into the British Army), Purja began his journey in March, hoping to raise awareness for Project Possible, with his quest sponsored by Bremont. On April 23, he climbed Annapurna in Nepal, followed by Dhaulagiri on May 12, Kanchenjunga on May 15, Everest on May 22, Lhotse on May 22, Makalu on May 24 and Manaslu on May 27. In Pakistan, he climbed Nanga Parbat on July 3, Gasherbrum 1 on July 15, Gasherbrum 2 on July 18, K2 on July 24 and Broad Peak on July 26. In China, he scaled Cho Oyu on Sept. 23, and then things got a little difficult. He was allowed to climb Shishapangma only after the Nepali government intervened with Chinese authorities.

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    if any american had taken a picture that was as widely distributed as his viral picture of Everest was this spring everyone would know their name.

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    Maybe, but unless you're Jimmy Chin, only us freaks know the names of mountain photographers.

    NIIIMMMMMAAAAAAA

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    incredible.
    the dates in order... jeeeeez.


    • Annapurna, Nepal, summit reached 23 April
    • Dhaulagiri, Nepal, 12 May
    • Kanchenjunga, Nepal, 15 May
    • Everest, Nepal, 22 May
    • Lhotse, Nepal, 22 May
    • Makalu, Nepal, 24 May
    • Nanga Parbat, Pakistan, 3 July
    • Gasherbrum 1, Pakistan, 15 July
    • Gasherbrum 2, Pakistan, 18 July
    • K2, Pakistan, 24 July
    • Broad Peak, Pakistan, 26 July
    • Cho Oyu, China, 23 September
    • Manaslu, Nepal, 27 September
    • Shishapangma, China, 29 October


    The logistics alone are mind blowing, never mind that whole climbing part! Suppose he helicoptered directly from/to some of the basecamps?
    Given how wrecked the average climber is after climbing one of these mountains, this guy is a stud! Awesome.

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