Norwegian woman climbs second 8,000m peak in 10 days

A Norwegian woman, who wants to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000m in a shorter time, today successfully scaled Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), expedition organizers said.

Pemba Sherpa, managing director at 8K Expedition, shared that Kristin Harila, a 36 year old professional athlete from Norway, stood atop Mt Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh highest peak, at around 11:00am this morning.

On April 28, Kristin scaled Mt Annapurna I, the tenth highest peak in the world, beginning her mission to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000m in just 6 months.

Kristin was accompanied by Dawa Ongju Sherpa, Mingma Thenduk Sherpa and Pasdawa Sherpa to the top of Mt Dhaulagiri, Sherpa said, adding that she would leave for Mt Kanchenjunga after returning from Dhaulagiri in a day or two.

In May 2021, Kristin set a world record becoming the fastest woman to climb Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in less than twelve hours. “Her expeditions and success in previous summit attempts has inspired her to embark upon her latest challenge, ‘Bremont 14 Peaks’, a monumental effort to become the first woman in history and the second person ever to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000m in just 6 months smashing the record set by Nirma Purja (Nims Dai),” reports said.