On the 105th day of her challenge, the Norwegian Kristin Harila declares to have reached the summit of Gasherbrum I (8080m) this Thursday, August 11, 2022, only three days after having reached Gasherbrum II (8036m). She has only 3 summits and 81 days left to try to beat the record set by the Nepalese Nirmal Purja. The latter, always very sure of himself, has reacted to the evolution of the young Norwegian’s ascents.
It’s a crazy race that never ends. The whole world was astonished by the series of 8000m summits by Nirmal Purja in 2019, sometimes at a few days interval. Today, it has almost become commonplace and is mainly due to a well-oiled logistical organization, where the downtime between summits is reduced to a minimum. This is how Kristin Harila has linked the two Gasherbrums in only three days, reaching the highest of them, the G1, this Thursday morning, August 11, 2022, at 7:15 am local time.
Kristin Harila has completed two Gasherbrum
in only three days
This second phase of her 14×8000 challenge takes place in Pakistan, where the Norwegian climber arrived at the end of June. From then on, the harvest of Karakoram summits began: Nanga Parbat, K2, Broad Peak, and finally Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I. An almost insolent sequence, in a little less than 6 weeks, with some lucky (or poker) moves like at Nanga Parbat, where the window of good weather was very short, but also others