Two years ago Nirmal “Nims” Purja did the impossible – summiting all fourteen of the world’s 8,000 meter mountains in 6 months and 6 days. During that period he set a number of records and cemented himself in to the history of mountain climbing.
Now Netflix are due to release a documentary of the struggle to achieve his “Project Possible 14/7”. The trailer has just dropped and the film itself will be available from the 29th of November through Netflix. Much of the footage was taken by Nirmal and his teams, with the film directed by Torquil Jones.
The film looks great and we’re looking forward to seeing it soon with a review to come. There’s also a limited theatrical run in cinemas if you want to see it locally – though it’s not a major release. A Nirmal Purja documentary was always on the cards with how incredible his climbing has been in the past few years, even before the speed attempt of all fourteen mountains.
Nirmal “Nims” Purja’s records: –
- Fastest ascent of all fourteen 8,000 meter peaks using supplemental oxygen – 6 months, 6 days
- First winter ascent of K2 – second highest mountain in the world – along with nine other Nepali climbers
- Fastest ascent of the three highest mountains – Everest, K2, and Kanchenjunga
- Fastest ascent of the five highest mountains – The three above plus Lhotse and Makalu
- Most 8,000 meter mountains in one spring season – with six
- Most 8,000 meter mountains in one summer season – with five
Nims wasn’t the first person to climb all fourteen of the peaks over 8,000 meters tall – that was Reinhold Messner. Reinhold did it over the course of sixteen years but notably did it without any supplemental oxygen. It’s also worth noting that Reinhold Messner is likely a once in a century climber.