(Updated 5.02 pm CET)
Tibet – May 3rd, approx. 2:45PM – Kristin Harila has once accomplished a remarkable feat by scaling Cho Oyu, the second in her quest to break the world record for climbing all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than six months. Kristin’s unwavering determination and passion have led her to achieve this impressive milestone.
Just one week after summitting Shishapangma – a mountain Kristin has never climbed before – Harila reached the summit of Cho Oyu, marking the end of her journey in Tibet. After reaching the top of 12 mountains last year, it’s a relief for Harila and her team alike that the two mountains she did not get to summit in 2022 have finally been reached.
After the successfull climb of Shishapangma on the 26th of April, Kristin is feeling grateful more than ever for the incredible people she has at her side: the amazing Sherpas, Ngima Rita Sherpa and Tenjen Sherpa, from Climbalaya and Seven Summit Treks, as well as Matias Myklebust from Field Productions who is filming her journey in Tibet and on the mountains.
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.
Standing at the top of Cho Oyu, around 8200 metres above sea level, on the top of the 6th highest mountain in the world, Kristin feels more excited and grateful than ever.
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