‘It’s not about ego’, says speed climber who tamed world’s 14 highest peaks

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Nirmal Purja says hardest part of his record-breaking feat was solving a diplomatic impasse with China

Nirmal “Nims” Purja’s record-breaking ascent of the world’s 14 highest mountains in just over six months drew plaudits and astonishment at his physical feat. But for the man himself, the climbing was “the easy part”.

Speaking to the Guardian from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, Nims said the real challenges were the logistics and fundraising.

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Written by Peter Beaumont
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‘It’s not about ego’, says speed climber who tamed world’s 14 highest peaks

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