Norwegian woman close to climbing world’s 14 highest mountains in record time – BBC News

Kristin Harila is on the verge of completing mountain climbing’s most difficult challenge.

The Norwegian climber has reached the summit of 11 of the world’s 14 tallest mountains – all over 8,000m (26,000ft). If Harila is able to climb the remaining three peaks by November, she will become the fastest person in the world to achieve this accomplishment.

Currently the record is held by Nepal-born British mountaineer Nirmal Purja, who climbed all 14 eight-thousanders in six months and six days.

Harila hopes to beat Purja’s record to to show women’s capability in the sport.

“Women are just as strong as the men are in the mountain, there’s no difference between us,” she said.

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