October 25, 2022: Another team led by Gelje Sherpa has also returned from the Cho Oyu Nepal side. A strong wind on the mountain forced both teams to return.
Kristine Harila who was trying to become the fastest climber to summit all 14 peaks also returned from the mountain. She needs to summit Cho Oyu and Shishapangma in Tibet before November 3 to break the current record by Nirmal Purja. China has been closed to international climbers since COVID. According to explorersweb she seems ready to accept that she will not be able to summit all 14 of the highest peaks in the world within six months. If she doesn’t get a china permit this year she will try next spring. According to 8000ers.com Nirmal Purja did not reach the true summits of either Dhaulagiri or Manaslu in 2019 he did it properly in 2021 so his actual record time is 2 years 5 months and 15 days. Harila might use the argument to claim speed ascent if she climbs two remaining peaks next year.
Another climber Gelje sherpa was also running for the record to become the youngest climber to summit all 14 8000ers needs to climb Cho Oyu. He is at the age of 29 but he turns 30 on November 12. The current record holder, was 30 years and 5 months old when he completed.
Adriana wants to become the youngest climber to summit all 14 eight-thousanders. She has Mount Shishapangma, Cho Oyu and Gasherbrum I and II left to climb. She is not in hurry she is just 21.