Annapurna, Nepal – June 5th, approx. 06:00AM – Mountaineer Kristin Harila has achieved yet another feat in her quest to conquer the world’s 14 highest peaks in 2023. Today, Kristin and Lama successfully reached the summit of Annapurna, marking their eighth mountain summit of the year. Annapurna, standing at an elevation of 8,091 meters (26,545 feet), poses challenges with its treacherous terrain, unpredictable weather conditions and avalanche risks. Kristin and her team’s determination, skill, and unwavering spirit have propelled them to conquer this Himalayan giant.
Kristin’s achievement at Annapurna further solidifies her position as an accomplished mountaineer. Throughout her journey, Kristin has faced numerous obstacles, pushing the limits of her physical and mental endurance. Her focus, preparation, and reliance on her experienced team from Seven Summit Treks have been instrumental in her success.
With 8 of 14 peaks summited, Kristin looks ahead to the next challenges that await her. She continues to push herself, with her sights set on completing the remaining six peaks on the list. She plans to maintain a safe and efficient climbing strategy to ensure she can finish her climbs within the established timeframe.
Congratulations to Kristin and her entire climbing team for this successful summit of Annapurna, including Tenjen (Lama) Sherpa who has climbed every mountain this year with her so far, as well as Pasang Nurbu Sherpa, Lakpa Temba Sherpa, Mingma Tenjing Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa and Lakpa Gyaljen Sherpa. Kristin would also like to extend her thanks to her amazing team of sponsors: Bremont, Osprey, Scarpa, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, Sparebanken Vest, Helsport, Global Rescue, Outdoor, REAL Turmat and Aclima. She would also like to thank all those who have contributed to her climb and all her followers.
Follow Kristin’s journey and stay updated on her future expeditions by visiting her website kristinharila.com and following her on social media. Join her in celebrating this achievement and be inspired to reach new heights in your own endeavours.Download pdf