Kristin Harila is a Norwegian mountaineer working on her way to setting a new world record after Nirmal Purja for climbing 14 peaks above 8000 meters in under 6 months again in 2023 under her new project “She Moves Mountain”. Under this project, she has completed the ascents of 9 eight-thousanders, Shishapangma, Cho Oyo, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu since April 2023.
As a part of climbing 14 peaks in less than 6 months, Kristin Harila completed the climb of Mt. Everest and Lhotse in just 8 hours in 2023, beating her previous record of 8.5 hours in 2022.
In 2022, Kristin was on her way to achieving this incredible feat as she completed scaling 12 peaks out of 14 in Nepal and Pakistan in record time. Later, she was unable to finish her mission of scaling 14 peaks in less than 6 months due to permit issues for Shishapangma and Cho Oyo.
“I will still keep my project going. It’s important. Not just for me, but also for actually changing something with the gender difference that we still see in the world and especially in this sport.” Kristin Harila after her Bremont 14 Peaks attempt in 2022.
In 2023, Harila is back in the mountains with her new project, She Moves Mountains. Under this project, she attempts to work on the same previous record of being the fastest person and first woman in history to climb the 14 highest peaks in the world in one season, in less than 6 months. This year, she started her adventure by climbing Shisapangma and Cho Oyo before attempting to climb the rest of the 12 mountains that she climbed last year.