Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — A former soldier from Nepal has climbed the world's 14 highest peaks in just over six months, smashing the previous record by over 7 years. Nirmal "Nims" Purja, 36, who served with th e British Special Forces , reached the 8,metre-high summit of Mount Shishapangma, Tibet, on Tuesday morning local time along with three sherpa climbers. This was the fourteenth and final mountain he needed to scale as part of his "Project Possible" campaign, which he completed in days.
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Nirmal Purja's seventh summit was Nanga Parbat 2 in Pakistan. In a statement, Purja said: "I believed in this project and I made sure to surround myself with people who believed in it too.
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