One of the most challenging and sought-after places for mountaineers to ascend is Pakistan’s K2 mountain range. Most recently, a Norwegian woman and her Nepali guide set a record on Thursday for climbing all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter (26,000-foot) mountains in the shortest amount of time.
After climbing Pakistan’s K2, the final peak on their trip, Kristin Harila and Tenjin Sherpa finished the quest in under three months and one day. Harila and Sherpa’s “unwavering determination, teamwork, and sheer tenacity throughout this monumental endeavour” helped them summit such heights, the team statement said:
“Harila and Lama’s collaboration has showcased the essence of mountaineering unity, transcending borders and cultures to achieve greatness together.”
On April 26, both climbers reached the summit of Shishapangma in China’s Tibet area. In Nepal, the pair climbed Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.
After reaching the summit of K2, Harila and Sherpa travelled to Pakistan to climb Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, and the Broad Peak.
In just 92 days, the pair completed their “monumental endeavour” of ascending all 14 summits.