Kristin Harila sets a new world record for the fastest ascent of the 14 highest peaks on Earth

Kristin Harila sets a new world record for the fastest ascent of the 14 highest peaks on Earth

K2 | 27.07.23

3 months, 20 hours and 45 minutes into expedition

In an extraordinary feat of mountaineering prowess, Kristin Harila, the Norwegian adventurer, and her dedicated climbing partner Lama (Tenjin Sherpa) have successfully summited K2, the 14th and final 8000m peak, marking a historic milestone in their mountaineering journey. The duo has set a new True Summit World Record of 3 months, 20 hours and 45 minutes, reflecting their unwavering determination, teamwork, and sheer tenacity throughout this monumental endeavour. Harila and Lama's collaboration has showcased the essence of mountaineering unity, transcending borders and cultures to achieve greatness together.

Broad Peak | 23.07.23

2 months, 26 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes into expedition

Mountaineer Kristin Harila and Tenjin (Lama Sherpa) achieved yet another remarkable feat by summiting Broad Peak, the 12th highest mountain in the world and one of the 8000m mountains. This achievement marks their successful ascent of the second-to-last mountain on their daring quest to summit all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance, and mountaineering prowess have brought them one step closer to making history.

Broad Peak, standing at an imposing height of 8,051 meters, is a challenge considering the summits of two mountains (Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II) within the past week. Despite this, Kristin and her exceptional team demonstrated unparalleled courage and determination, showcasing their ability to thrive in the most demanding environments.

Gasherbrum I | 18.07.23

2 months, 21 days, 15 hours, 25 minutes, 10 seconds into expedition

Kristin Harila and Tenjin (Lama Sherpa) have accomplished yet another feat in their journey towards summiting all of the world’s highest peaks. Kristin successfully reached the summit of Gasherbrum I without the use of supplementary oxygen, further solidifying her position as one of the most accomplished female climbers of our time.

Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak, stands at an awe-inspiring altitude of 8,080 meters (26,510 feet) in the Karakoram Range of the Himalayas. Like many of the other 8000m mountains, Gasherbrum I poses a formidable challenge. Kristin’s determination, skill, and unwavering spirit have propelled her to summit this formidable peak alongside her wonderful team.

With the successful ascent of Gasherbrum I, Kristin has now conquered the 12th peak in her quest to summit all 14 of the world’s highest mountains.

Gasherbrum II | 15.07.23

79 days, 14 hours, 45 minutesinto expedition

Kristin and Tenjin (Lama) Sherpa successfully summited Gasherbrum II, marking their 11th triumph in the awe-inspiring 14 Peaks project.

Gasherbrum II, also known as K4, stands at an imposing altitude of 8,035 meters (26,362 feet) in the Karakoram Range of the Himalayas. The mountain is notorious for its challenging terrain and extreme weather conditions, making it a formidable test for even the most experienced climbers. Kristin and her team’s unwavering determination, exceptional skill, and relentless pursuit of their goals have propelled them to this significant milestone.

Nanga Parbat | 26.06.23

1 month, 30 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes, 20 seconds into expedition

Kristin successfully summited Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world and the first in Pakistan on her journey. This achievement not only signifies the start of the Pakistan phase of her 14 Peaks Challenge but also marks her 10th successful ascent of an 8000-meter peak this year.

Nanga Parbat, or “Naked Mountain”, stands at a height of 8,125 meters (26,660 feet), and presents a formidable challenge even to the most experienced climbers.

Manaslu | 10.06.23

1 month, 14 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes, 5 seconds into expedition

Kristin has completed the first phase of her 2023 challenge, having successfully summited Manaslu (8,163m) on 10/06/2023 at approximately 3:30am and completing all 9 of the mountains in Tibet and Nepal.

Annapurna | 05.06.23

1 month, 9 days, 15 hours, 30 minutes, 8 seconds into expedition

Kristin Harila has achieved yet another feat in her quest to conquer the world's 14 highest peaks in 2023. Today, Kristin and Lama successfully reached the summit of Annapurna, marking their eighth mountain summit of the year. Annapurna, standing at an elevation of 8,091 meters (26,545 feet), poses challenges with its treacherous terrain, unpredictable weather conditions and avalanche risks. Kristin and her team's determination, skill, and unwavering spirit have propelled them to conquer this Himalayan giant.

dhaulagiri | 29.05.23

32 days, 13 hours, and 15 minutes into expedition

Bremont Ambassador Kristin Harila is now half way through her 2023 challenge, having successfully summited Dhaulagiri (8,167m) today 29/05/23 at 6:15am. At the time of summit, Kristin is 32 days, 13 hours, and 15 minutes into her record breaking attempt.

Lhotse | 23.05.23

26 days, 20 hours, 45 minutes, 23 seconds into expedition

Just 8 hours after summiting Everest, Kristin and her team reached the Lhotse summit at around 11:15am local time. Not only has Kristin conquered Lhotse, but she also holds the title of the fastest woman to climb Everest and Lhotse. In 2022, she completed two extraordinary summits in 8.5 hours, setting a new standard for speed and endurance in high-altitude mountaineering. Today, she has beat her own record by climbing the two mountains even faster than she had before. Her remarkable feat showcases her exceptional physical and mental strength, as well as her ability to navigate challenging terrain with speed and precision.

Everest | 23.05.23

26 days, 12 hours, 45 minutes, 12 seconds into expedition

Today marks a large milestone in Kristin’s attempt at beating the record this year as she successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. With determination, courage, and relentless perseverance, Kristin has etched her name in the annals of mountaineering history. Scaling the slopes of Everest is a testament to her physical and mental strength, as well as her profound love for the mountains. She managed this impressive summit just one year and one day after her last summit of Everest.

Kanchenjunga | 18.05.23

21 days, 19 hours, 45 minutes, 24 seconds into expedition

Kristin has once again pushed her limits by successfully reaching the summit of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, under a week after summitting Makalu. This accomplishment marks Kristin's fourth summit of the year, showcasing her unwavering determination, skill, and commitment to her mountaineering goals. As Norwegians across the globe celebrated their rich heritage and national pride yesterday on the Norwegian National day, Kristin's accomplishment stands as an example of the indomitable spirit and adventurous nature deeply ingrained in the Norwegian identity.

Ascending to an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet), Kanchenjunga presented formidable challenges, with its treacherous terrain, unpredictable weather conditions, and sheer magnitude. Undeterred by these obstacles, Kristin demonstrated her mountaineering prowess, honed through years of training, experience, and a deep passion for the mountains.

MAKALU | 13.05.23

16 days, 15 hours, 35 minutes, 38 seconds into expedition


Kristin has achieved her third summit of the year with a successful ascent of Makalu, one of the most challenging peaks in the world. The summit, which stands at an impressive 8,485 meters (27,838 feet), was a gruelling climb, but Kristin was able to push through and reach the top, once again demonstrating her incredible strength, skill, and determination.

CHO OYU | 03.05.23

6 days, 21 hours, 45 minutes, 5 seconds into expedition

Kristin Harila has successfully summited Cho Oyu as part of her 2023 project She Moves Mountains, her attempt to break the world record for climbing all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks in less than six months.

Kristin is grateful for the support of her team, sponsors, and supporters who made this achievement possible. Her journey to break the record continues, and Bremont can't wait to see what she accomplishes next.

Norwegian mountaineer and Bremont Ambassador Kristin Harila has relaunched her attempt to be 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.

Kristin formally kicked off her 2023 expedition entitled ‘She Moves Mountains’ as she successfully summitted Shishapangma, the first of the fourteen mountains, at 5pm local time on 26th April 2023. Kristin took the strategic decision to start with Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world standing at 8,027 metres above sea level and situated within the Tibetan Himalayas. This decision was made having run into permit issues last season for the final 2 mountains in Tibet, namely Cho You and Shishapangma, preventing her from completing ‘Bremont 14 Peaks’ and beating the world record in 2022 which she was on track to defeat. Having summited the first peak this season, the clock has now officially started on a new world record.

Bremont Co-Founder Giles English comments: “We met Kristin when she was looking to start out on what would become Bremont 14 Peaks and it was clear that her grit, determination, and sheer ability could rival any of the top mountaineers regardless of gender or experience. She has more than proved what she’s capable of and was all set to not only be the first woman to summit all 14 peaks but was poised to take the world record. With the Tibetan mountains at the start of the expedition in 2023 we hope permit issues can no longer stand in the way of her achieving her ultimate goal and we wish her all the best for the journey ahead.”

As Official Timing Partner, Bremont is proud to once again support the 37-year-old Norwegian mountaineer. Kristin truly epitomises what it means to be a Bremont Ambassador and the brand is excited to be supporting yet another incredible feat of endurance from this accomplished and extraordinary woman. Subject to weather conditions, Harila plans to climb Cho Oyu next before moving onto the remaining 12 highest Himalayan peaks, all over 8,000m. Harila has already placed herself firmly in the mountaineering history books, a reputation that is only going to become further immortalised as she raises the profile of female mountaineers on a global stage, and truly tests herself beyond endurance, Bremont’s mantra and maxim.

Ambassador Kristin Harila

Kristin conquered Shishapangma wearing the Bremont S300. The Supermarine S300 model is synonymous with extreme environments having been worn by Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja for his 14 Peaks challenge back in 2019 and is the timepiece of choice for renowned climber Kenton Cool, ex Royal Marine Commander and extreme environment expert Aldo Kane and most recently was worn by Preet Chandi, an Armed Forces Medic who was the first woman to solo traverse the South Pole on foot, unsupported.

The S300 40mm embodies Bremont’s robust engineering DNA with its Trip-Tick® case construction and closed case back for added durability. The ceramic bezel elegantly frames the highly legible lumed dial with date function at 3 o’clock, presenting a timepiece where style meets technical excellence.

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