There are only 14 mountains on earth higher than 8,000m and they are all located in the Himalayas. The current world record for one individual climbing all 14 peaks is 7 years, 11 months and 14 days (held by Jerzy Kukuczka).
14/7 Project Possible is an extraordinary attempt by Nirmal Purja (“Nims”) to climb all 14 peaks in 7 just months. Nims will complete the expedition with a rotating support team of Nepalese climbers.
Who Is Nirmal Purja?
You may not have heard of Nims before – and there is a very good reason for that. He has spent the last 16 years serving in the UK military, 10 of which were in the secretive world of the UK’s Special Forces. However, in 2019 he is leaving the military and for the first time can tell the stories of an extraordinary career.
As a former special forces operator, Nims has made sacrifices on our behalf, giving up time with friends and family to go on multiple deployments. He has placed himself in harm’s way, defending the freedom we enjoy.
I will strive to break more boundaries and help others move forward in their lives, realise their dreams and exceed my and their limitations
Nims is also an extraordinary mountaineer who, because of his physiology, training, mindset and sheer humanity, is capable of achieving things beyond even the most experienced climber.
Key mountaineering achievements to date:
Fastest consecutive summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu taking a total of 5 days.
The fastest time from summit of Everest to the summit of Lhotse. Taking a total of 10 hrs 15 mins (almost halving previous record).
The first person to summit Everest twice, Lhotse once and Makalu once, in the same season. Taking a total of 17 days.
Awarded MBE from Her Majesty The Queen, for his outstanding achievement on extreme high altitude mountaineering.
What will Nims achieve on this epic adventure?
- Raising funds for British Military and Nepalese charities, which helps injured veterans and children in need in Nepal.
- Inspiring generations of all ages and raise awareness of climate change and global warming.
- Completing something most people say is impossible
- Establishing a paradigm shift in the perception of human potential.
- Giving back to his homeland and mountaineering community in Nepal
- Shining a spotlight on the capabilities of Nepali climbers
So, What Next?
Nims’ mission takes place in three stages, starting in March 2019.
15 Mar – 01 Jun
01 Jun – 01 Aug
- Nanga Parbat
- Broad Peak
01 Sep – 01 Nov
- Cho Oyu