Silxo is supporting phase III of a World Record Breaking Challenge.
I’ve met Nims a number of times and he is a remarkable person; proud of his achievements but humble about what he is capable of, and all of these things made it impossible for Silxo not to get further involved in Bremont Project Possible. I have absolutely no doubt that Nims will achieve his goal as for us both there is no plan B.
In Nims’ own words … Any Questions?”
– Marc Silvester
Who is Nirmal Purja?
You may not have heard of Nims before – and there is a very good reason for that. He has spent the last 16 years serving in the UK military, 10 of which were in the secretive world of the UK’s Special Forces. However, in 2019 he left the military and for the first time can tell the stories of an extraordinary career.
As a former Special Forces operator, Nims has made sacrifices on our behalf, giving up time with friends and family to go on multiple deployments. He has placed himself in harm’s way, defending the freedom we enjoy.
Nims is also an extraordinary mountaineer who, because of his physiology, training, mindset and sheer humanity, is capable of achieving things beyond even the most experienced climber.
1. Annapurna – summited 23rd April
2. Dhaulagiri – summited 12th May
3. Kanchenjunga – summited 15th May
4. Everest – summited 22nd May
5. Lhotse – summited 22nd May
6. Makalu – summited 24th May
7. Nanga Parbat – summited 3rd July
8. Gasherbrum I – summited 15th July
9. Gasherbrum II – summited 18th July
10. K2 – summited 24th July
11. Broad Peak – summited 26th July
12. Cho Oyu – summited 23rd September
13. Manaslu – summited 27th September
14. Shishapangma – summited 29th October
As well as smashing his overall goal of scaling all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks in under 7 months, Nims has achieved a further six world records in the process:
• The most 8,000m mountains summited in the spring season (6) (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu)
• The most 8,000m mountains summited in the summer season (5) (K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum 1, Gasherbrum 2, Broad Peak – the first person to summit all 8000m peaks of Pakistan in one season and in just 23 days.)
• The fastest summit of the three highest mountains in the world
• The fastest summit of the five highest mountains in the world
• The fastest summit of the lowest 8,000m mountains (Gasherbrum 1, Gasherbrum 2 and Broad Peak)
• The fastest summit of the higher 8,000m mountains, with consecutive summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in 48 hours (beating his own previous record of 5 days)