May 22, Kathmandu: Norwegian climber Kristin Harila has successfully scaled the world’s highest peak Mt Everest 8848.86m at 08:45 am Nepal time and Mt Lhotse at 5:50 pm Nepal time according to the expedition organizer.
She was accompanied by Nepali climbers Dawa Ongju Sherpa, Pasdawa Sherpa, Mingma Dawa Sherpa, and Pasang Tenzi Sherpa to the summit point of Mt Everest and was accompanied by Pasdawa Sherpa and Dawa Ongju Sherpa to the summit point of Mt Lhotse.
Kristin Harila, a 36-year-old professional athlete from Norway aims to climb all 14 peaks above 8000m in just six months.
Expedition organizer said, “Kristin along with Pasdawa and Dawa Ongju has set the record of the fastest climber to climb five mountains in just 24 days”.Her team also broke a record set by Nirmal puja who climbed five mountains above 8000m in 29 days. He added.
She is attempting Mt Makalu on Monday aiming to complete Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu in less than 48 hours.
Last year she became the fastest woman to climb Everest and Lhotse in 12 hours.
Eight days ago she climbed Mt Kanchenjunga. Starting from Mt Annapurna she also climbed Mt Dhaulagiri. She has now climbed five 8000m peaks.