Last month, Osprey athlete Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja made climbing history after summiting 14 of the world’s highest mountains in under seven months – smashing the previous world record of seven years.
On 29 October, Nims reached the top of his 14th mountain, Shishapangma in China, the only 8,000m peak lying solely in Tibet. This final summit was the culmination of months of training, perseverance, logistics and team support.
Paired with a Nepalese heritage and a passion for the mountains of his homeland, Nims travelled back to the Himalayas to take on the most epic challenge of his life; Project Possible. Supported by his all-Nepalese Sherpa team, the aim of Project Possible was to break the world record for climbing all 14 mountains over 8,000m peaks in just seven months.
On Project Possible, Nims says: “This project was never about me and I truly believe that’s the reason why I have been able to overcome some of the biggest obstacles during the evolution. This only happened through the support of our friends and followers across the globe.
“Big thank you to all my friends and family for supporting this endeavour. Thank you for being so kind to us. We started with nothing; and see how far we have come together? The impossible has been made possible. United we conquer.”
Jonathan Petty, Osprey Europe Managing Director, adds: “We have seen climbing history rewritten, and from everyone at Osprey I would personally like to congratulate Nims and his team on such an incredible accomplishment. The determination Nims has displayed at every stage of Project Possible is something we should all aspire to; no matter how difficult the endeavour, the journey will always be the reward.”