Broad Peak, Pakistan – July 23rd, approx. 04:30AM – Mountaineer Kristin Harila and Tenjin (Lama Sherpa) achieved yet another remarkable feat by summiting Broad Peak, the 12th highest mountain in the world and one of the 8000m mountains. This achievement marks their successful ascent of the second-to-last mountain on their daring quest to summit all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance, and mountaineering prowess have brought them one step closer to making history.
Broad Peak, standing at an imposing height of 8,051 meters, is a challenge considering the summits of two mountains (Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II) within the past week. Despite this, Kristin and her exceptional team demonstrated unparalleled courage and determination, showcasing their ability to thrive in the most demanding environments.
Throughout her journey, Kristin has been on a mission to create a new world record for the fastest ascent of all 14 peaks. Her relentless pursuit of this record not only speaks to her tenacity as an athlete but also her passion for pushing boundaries and inspiring others to pursue their dreams. With this mountain now behind her, the final peak and the end of the journey come into view.
Congratulations to Kristin and Tenjen (Lama) Sherpa, as well as the rest of the climbing team for this successful summit, including Gabrial Tarso (photographer), Mingtema Sherpa, Nima Rinji, Makpa (Pasang Nurbu) Sherpa and Nigma tashi 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, Aclima and Non-stop Dogwear. She would also like to thank all those who have contributed to her climb and all her followers.
See Kristin’s full climb on Broad Peak by looking at her tracking data (local Pakistan time):
- From Base Camp (July 19th at 12:25) to Camp 1 (July 19th at 21:15)
- From Camp 1 (July 21st at 03:06) to Camp 2 (July 21st at 11:58)
- From Camp 2 (July 22nd at 07:49) to Camp 3 (July 22nd at 13:22)
- From Camp 3 (July 22nd at 19:27) to Summit (approx. July 23rd at 04:30)
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