Kyirong, Tibet – April 8th, 3.45 PM Local time – Kristin Harila, the Norwegian mountaineer and adventurer, has taken the first step towards breaking the world record for climbing all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than six months. Harila has arrived in Tibet to start her journey to achieve this record-breaking feat attempted without oxygen.
Last year, Harila attempted this challenge but was unable to obtain permits to climb the last two peaks. However, undeterred by her previous setback, Harila has returned this year, ready to tackle the mountains that had previously eluded her. She plans to start her adventure by climbing Cho Oyu and Shishapangma twice – to complete the achievement of climbing the 14 highest peaks twice in two seasons, before ascending the other 12 mountains that she had previously climbed last year.
Kristin’s expedition, “She Moves Mountains”, is funded by contributions from supporters, and her team of sponsors: Bremont, Osprey, Scarpa, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, Helsport, Global Rescue, Outdoor and Drytech. She has limited access to the internet and phone during her expedition.
Kristin is excited about the challenge and is grateful to everyone who has supported her and allowed her to take on this challenge. She would like to thank her sponsors, her supporters, Field Production, Sky Agency, Snefokk, Seven Summits Tracks, Climbalaya and everyone who made my entrance into Tibet possible.