Kristin Harila completes ascents of highest mountains amid controversy over modern climbers’ use of helicopters
A Norwegian woman claims to have completed the fastest ascent of all of the world’s 14 highest mountains, completing the round in three months and one day – three months and five days faster than the previous record held by Nirmal “Nims” Purja.
Kristin Harila, a former professional skier, completed her final summit – K2 in Pakistan, the world’s second highest mountain – after setting out to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000 metres in less than four months.
Written by Peter Beaumont
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