Kristin Harila reached the summit of Cho Oyu in Tibet (China), at an altitude of 8188 meters, on May 3, 2023. This ascent means that she completes all 14 summits of more than 8000 meters for which she sets a new record of one year and five days, with bottled oxygen.
The Norwegian mountaineer Kristin Harila, who needs no introduction, reached the summit of Cho Oyu (8188 meters) in Tibet, China, on May 3, 2023. She validates the 14 summits of more than 8000 meters of altitude, after an ascent of Shishapangma one week ago, on April 26, 2023, in company of Sophie Lavaud and Viridiana Alvarez. Kristin Harila has thus reached the 14 “real” 8000 summits in one year and five days. Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja had climbed the summits in two years, five months and 15 days, being forced to repeat the ascent of Manaslu and Dhaulagiri in 2021 to reach the “real” summits.
As for the women’s record, according to the new criteria published by 8000ers, according to Eberhard Jurgalski’s list, the Chinese Hong-Juan Dong would be the first woman to have climbed these fourteen summits.
Within the framework of her expedition “She moves mountains”, the 37 year old mountaineer had started her 8000 meters race on April 28, 2022 with Annapurna I. After having just validated this first project of climbing the 14 x 8000, she is now embarking on a new project: the ascent of the 14 8000