She has bright eyes, long and neat nails, dreadlocks put in a low ponytail. Dressed in a plaid shirt and fatigues, Kristin Harila is in a hurry. We understand her: she is planning to leave for Nepal in ten days’ time, and will be there as you read these lines. This 18th of February in Narvik, in this town on the Arctic Circle, invited by the Arctic Ice Festival, she is coming to tell us about her dazzling record attempt to climb the fourteen 8000 – and the next attempt.
Among the Norwegians present this evening are several members of her family, and they don’t know what the young woman is about to reveal. “My first goal is to do the 14 8000 double. I want to finish the two peaks I am missing, Shishapangma and Cho Oyu, at the
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