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Nepalese climber sets world record

29.10.2019 63 просмотров

Nirmal Purja conquered all 14 mountain peaks of the planet with a height of more than 8 km.

It took the athlete 190 days to complete the mission. The last peak on the climber's list was Shishabangma Peak in the Himalayas. 

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Nirmal Purja beat all previous achievements. In 2013, South Korean Kim Chang-ho set the same record, but it took him seven years and ten months to conquer the planet's eight-thousanders. Previously, the record belonged to the Pole Jerzy Kukuczka, whose record was set back in 1987. It took him almost 8 years to conquer the eight-thousanders.

The Nepalese climber decided to realize his idea this spring. His first conquered peak was Annapurna (8091 m). In May, the athlete climbed the highest point on the Earth - Mount Everest, and then his "list" included the peaks of Lhotse and Makalu, on which he climbed only 48 hours. So, he broke his own record. 

To climb Shishabangma, Nirmala Purzha needed a special permit from the Chinese authorities. It should be noted that the conquest of 14 mountain peaks over 8 km high is considered an outstanding achievement in mountaineering.

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