May 13,2023: Kristin Harila, a Norwegian woman climber, successfully conquered Mt Makalu earlier today, marking her third ascent of a mountain in her ambitious quest to conquer all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters within a span of fewer than six months. The expedition organizer confirmed that the record-breaking climber, Kristin Harila, along with Lakpa Sherpa from SST, reached the summit of Mt Makalu. This venture commenced with her triumphant ascent of Mt Shishapangma on April 26, followed by her scaling of Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet. Additionally, a group of climbers, including Chhiring Namgyal Sherpa, Dorchi Sherpa, Angdemba Sherpa, Furtemba Sherpa, and Tenjen Sherpa, also reached the 8,485-meter peak, successfully forging a new climbing route to the summit.

Kristin Harila, already holding multiple records for her swiftness in conquering mountains, has now become the first woman climber to achieve the fastest ascent of all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters within a mere one year and five days. The 37-year-old mountaineer embarked on her record-setting endeavor by scaling Mt Annapurna I, the tenth-highest peak in the world, on April 28, 2022. Subsequently, she conquered Mt Manaslu on September 22, 2022, thereby completing her twelfth 8,000-meter peak in less than five months.

Kristin will continue her pursuit by tackling the remaining 11 mountains that she had previously climbed in the preceding year.