Kathmandu, July 22
Nepali mountaineer Pasdawa Sherpa created history as he reached the top of K2 on Thursday evening, fixing ropes for others to climb the mountain.
With this, Pasdawa Sherpa becomes the fastest person to have climbed the five highest mountains in the world. Sherpa climbed the five mountains in 69 days to break the record previously held by Nirmal Purja Magar (Nimsdai).
He climbed Kanchenjunga on May 14, Everest and Lhotse on May 22, Makalu on May 27 and K2 on July 21.
Guiding record chaser Kristin Harila, Sherpa also climbed Nanga Parbat on July 1. Prior to that, he also led her to the top of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri on April 28 and May 8 respectively making it to the summit of eight 8000-metre peaks so far.
Harila wants to climb all 14 8,000-metre peaks in record time beating Nimsdai’s record of six months and six days.