A Norwegian climber is on track to beat the time record for summiting the globe’s 14 highest peaks
A Norwegian climber Kristin Harila has already climbed six mountains over 8,000 metres (26,250 feet) high, including Everest, in the last two months. The 36-year-old hopes to match or surpass Nepali adventurer Nirmal Purja and his groundbreaking 2019 record of six months and six days, an achievement that smashed the previous record and was profiled in a popular Netflix documentary.
Harila’s first notable climb was on Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in 2015, but she made headlines last year for becoming the fastest woman to travel between the summits of Everest and Mount Lhotse in Nepal.
She accomplished that feat in 12 hours, but broke her own record this year, knocking four hours off her time.
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