On 29th May 2023, Kristin Harila marked her 7th 8,000’er this year, summiting Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters). The Norwegian mountaineer is on her extraordinary journey to conquer all the mighty 14 eight-thousanders in six months.
Harila commenced to attempt to all 14 eight-thousanders in 2022, but the entry permission to Tibet obstructed her wildest dream. Allocating Tibet entry permission for the 2023 expedition, she ventured her countdown, first summiting Shishapangma on 26th April 2023. Since then, Harila has summited five 8000’er peaks, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, and Dhaulagiri, counts the 7th on her list.
Unbeatable Records Of Kristin Harila: Seven 8000’er in 34 days
On this exceptional mission, “Bremont 14 Peaks,” to summit 14 of the world’s 8000-meter mountains in half a month, Kristin Harila has already accomplished 50% in just 34 days.
She re-launched her mission from where it saw obstruction last year, Shishapangma. On Wednesday, 26th April 2023, she successfully summited Shishapangm.
On 3rd May 2021, the Norwegian national summited Mt Cho Oyu, which officially completed all 14 peaks above 8,000m, and most significantly 2nd, of her 8000ers this year.
On 13th May 2023, she stood on the top of Mt Makalu, concluding her third mountain to scale all 14 peaks above 8,000m in less than six months.
Five days later, on 18th May 2023, Harila was on the summit of Mt Kanchenjunga, completing her fourth mountain to scale all 14 peaks.
On 23rd May 2023, Kristina Harila made history: The fastest woman in the world to go from Mount Everest to the summit of Lhotse within eight hours. At around 3;15 am, she stood atop Mt Everest and scaled Lhotse at 11:15 am.
On 29th May 2023, she accomplished yet another extraordinary feat, summiting Dhaulagiri. A step closer to her quest.
Bremont 14 Peaks Expedition 2022
Inspired by Nothing Is Impossible mountaineer Nirmal Purja, a.k.a. Nims Dai, Kristin Harila opted to break stereotypes in the sport of mountaineering. Signing up with Nepal’s promising travel company, 8K Expedition, she, along with two sherpa/guides: Pasdawa sherpa and Dawa Ongju Sherpa, head out for the #14peakswomentoo.
Peak 1: Annapurna on 28th April 2022 (11.26am)
Peak 2: Dhaulagiri 8 May 2022 (11.09am)
Peak 3: Kangchenjunga 14 May 2022 (5.35am)
Peak 4: Everest 22 May 2022 (8.43am)
Peak 5: Lhotse 22 May 2022 (17.29pm)
Peak 6: Makalu 27 May 2022 (10.31am)
Peak 7: Nanga Parbat 1 Jul 2022 (11.02am)
Peak 8: K2 22 Jul 2022 (2.30am)
Peak 9: Broad Peak 28 Jul 2022 (9.02am)
Peak 10: Gasherbrum II 08 Aug 2022 (7.15am)
Peak 11: Gasherbrum I 11 Aug 2022 (7.26am)
Peak 12: Manaslu 22 Sep 2022 (14.55am)
Unfortunately for Peak 13, Shishapangma, and Peak 14, Cho Oyu, Kristin could not attain the visa permit from the Chinese authorities for her 2022 expedition.
In 2023, Harila took up a new expedition company which helped her to get a visa for China. Nevertheless, her 8K Expeditions climbing mates Pasdawa and Dawa Ongju Sherpa have made public statements of their befuddlement at how things have unfolded.