Bremont ambassador Kristin Harila smashes the record for climbing Earth’s 14 highest peaks

Kristin Harila and he climbing partner Lama Tenjin Sherpa break the world record for climbing the 14 mountains over 14,000 metres

WatchPro joins with Bremont in congratulating the watch brand’s ambassador Kristin Harila on her record-breaking attempt at climbing the world’s highest 14 mountains.

The Norwegian climber and adventurer overcame challenges that included extreme weather and terrain to complete her climbs in just three months, 20 hours and 45 minutes (92 days), making her the fastest mountaineer of all time, alongside her partner Lama Tenjin Sherpa.

Davide Cerrato, Bremont CEO comments: “We would like to wish both Kristin and Tenjin Sherpa heartfelt congratulations and we’re incredibly proud to have been with them on this journey.”

Inspired by becoming the fastest person to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse in May 2021 in under 12 hours (a record she has since bettered with a time of just over eight hours), Ms Harila decided to embark on the ‘Bremont 14 Peaks’ in 2022.

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The aim was to climb all 14 of the world’s peaks standing at over 8,000 metres and to beat the then record of six months and six days – a record that was achieved by ex-Gurkha and SBS member Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja in 2019 in his 14 Peaks challenge, which was also supported by Bremont.

Unfortunately, there were permission problems in climbing two mountains situated in China, causing delays that prevented the record being broken. Ms Harila, therefore, made the attempt again, starting in April 2023, and conquered all 14 peaks in a mind-boggling three months, 20 hours and 45 minutes.

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As well as Bremont being the expedition’s Official Timing Partner, Ms Harila wore the brand’s S300, during her climbs and says: “I can certainly vouch for the Bremont Supermarine Collection being trustworthy, fit for purpose, and incredibly reliable.

“My Bremont watch provides everything that I require from a tool watch whilst pushing myself and my equipment to the extremes. I’m very thankful to Bremont for believing in me and helping me bring my dreams to fruition.”

Mountains summited during the ‘Bremont 14 Peaks’ Challenge

  1. Shishapangma, 8027m, China (Tibet), 26 April 2023 (14th highest peak)
  2. Cho Oyu, 8188m, Nepal-China (Tibet), 3 May 2023 (6th highest)
  3. Makalu I, 8485m, Nepal, 13 May 2023 (5th highest)
  4. Kangchenjunga, 8586m, Nepal, 18 May 2023 (3rd highest)
  5. Everest, 8848m, Nepal, 23 May 2023 (1st highest)
  6. Lhotse, 8516m, Nepal, 23 May 2023 (4th highest)
  7. Dhaulagiri I, 8167m, Nepal, 29 May 2023 (7th highest)
  8. Annapurna I, 8091m, Nepal, 5 June 2023 (10th highest)
  9. Manaslu , 8163m, Nepal, 10 June 2023 (8th highest)
  10. Nanga Parbat, 8125m, Pakistan, 26 June 2023 (9th highest)
  11. Gasherbrum II, 8034m, Pakistan, 15 July 2023 (13th highest)
  12. Gasherbrum I, 8080m, Pakistan, 18 July 2023 (11th highest)
  13. Broad Peak, 8051m, Pakistan, 23 July 2023 (12th highest)
  14. K2, 8611m, Pakistan, 27 July 2023 (2nd highest)Bremont bremont kristin summit

The Guinness World Records that Ms Harila currently holds

 – Fastest time to climb the world’s highest 8,000m mountains (14 Peaks): 92 days in 2023
– Fastest time to climb the world’s five highest 8,000m mountains: 69 days in 2022
– Fastest time to climb the world’s highest 8,000m mountains twice: 439 days. 2022 to 2023
– Fastest time to climb the world’s threehighest 8,000m mountains: 69 days in 2022
– Fastest time to climb the world’s three highest 8,000m mountains twice: 439 days. 2022 to 2023
– Fastest time to climb two of the world’s highest 8.000m mountains – Everest and Lhotse: eight hours in 2023


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