Tibet – April 26th, 5:00PM – Today marks the beginning of the 2023 – expedition for Kristin Harila, as she officially sets the clock ticking on her quest to break the world record for climbing all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than six months.
Harila had already attempted this feat last year but was unfortunately not given the permits to climb the last two of the fourteen 8,000-meter peaks. However, far from giving up – she is trying again this year and has decided to begin her adventure by climbing the two in Tibet. She has begun with Shishapangma and will do Cho Oyu next. Then, she will continue with the other 12 mountains she had previously climbed last year.
We have officially gotten word that Kristin has reached the summit of Shishapangma which formally begins her race against the current record of 6 months and 6 days.
Kristin’s expedition is funded by contributions from supporters, and her team of sponsors: Bremont, Osprey, Scarpa, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, Sparebanken Vest, Helsport, Global Rescue, Outdoor and REAL Turmat. She has limited access to the internet and phone during her expedition.
Kristin is excited about the challenge and is grateful for the support she has received so far. From the top of the world, Kristin wishes to say to everyone: We have finally reached the summit of Shishapangma in Tibet, it’s been a very very long and hard way up here. I’m very happy.