BREMONT 14 PEAKS: Phase one completed in record time
Bremont Ambassador Kristin Harila successfully completed Phase 1 of the Bremont 14 Highs Challenge. Norwegian athlete Kristin climbed Makalu in just twenty nine days - the 6th and final 8, 000-meter peak on stage 1, breaking the previous record associated with 31 days set in 2019.
Just times before she started the 2nd stage of the Bremont fourteen Peaks, Bremont got touching Kristin from Islamabad. Go through our Q& A to understand all about Phase 1, and find out about Phase 2 shops...
When do you decide to start this problem? After I summited Attach Everest and Lhotse a year ago, I decided to take on this obstacle. On the way down from Camping 4 to Camp two, I have decided that I require another goal to set the goals and I want to difficult task K2 in the summer. When I go back home in Norway I thought increasingly more about it and liked the thought of doing all the 8000m highs in one season.
How long did it take you to definitely prepare for Bremont 14 Attracts? When it was prepared out a year ago, I just had this year to prepare as well as organize, but the preparation required a lot longer than it took to coach and climb mountains in a number of years. I quit our job in 2019 and also I've been traveling and rising ever since. An important part of this system is mental and actual physical preparation, so it is important to invest many long days within the mountain in a row to obtain used to the environment. On Everest this year, we went completely from Base Camp to Campy 2, the next day was Get away 3, then Camp four, then the next day we visited Mount Everest, Lhotse, after which back to Base Camp, it had been 28 hours, So you need to ensure you're ready for these lengthy stretches.
What is your favorite mountain in order to climb so far? It can hard to choose because they are therefore different and offer completely different encounters, but if I had to choose one particular, it would have to be Annapurna, also is the most dangerous of the very first stages. I think Danger makes this the most challenging along with why I like it probably the most. This was the first mountain all of us did, so we were there for a long period, which meant we realized the mountain very well. Also this is a very beautiful mountain!
How important is the group around you? Teams are extremely important. Personally, an 8000m peak is impossible, also it was imperative for me to get Sherpas to complete the challenge while keeping morale. I have two quite strong Sherpas and I know all of them both very well. Someone performed climb Everest and Lhotse with me last year, so that is how I got to know your pet and it was important which i included him on the task as well. They're all strong and I don't see any difficulty with them trying to complete this particular challenge with me.
What does stage 2 regarding Bremont 14 Peaks include? From Islamabad we now have a two day generate followed by a 2 to 3 time trek before reaching Nanga Parbat Base Camp, and after that we will hike to K2 for 6 or seven days and then try to reach the smt of K2. After K2, we had Broad Peak nicely base camp. After that we certainly have 1-2 days to stroll to G1 and G2 to start the climb generally there. All in all, if all will go well, I hope to complete the next phase in early August. This is actually the plan.
Essential is the timing of this concern? Time is important, and to do this job as fast as possible and keep a record, I need to get it done in less than 6 months and six days, so our objectives are clearly linked to period. In general, our mindset is usually to be as fast as possible, and when we're looking to get to the top, when we are going to climbing in dangerous circumstances, we're going to want to get through these as quickly as possible.
When the going gets difficult, what keeps you heading? Goals are this motivation, especially when things obtain tough and dangerous. Establishing my goal to reach the peak makes things easier in each mountain because the goal features a definite end point. Naturally , you also have to get down securely. In order to climb at this degree you have to accept the fact that you are likely to be uncomfortable for a long time, it is not like running a long-distance race or similar stamina activities where you have to be expecting a long race and be prepared to let yourself through the most severe of times. You have to love it as well, if you don't love it it's extremely difficult.
How do you compare phase 1 and stage a couple of? A big difference is that I understand Nepal very well because We have climbed here many times. But Pakistan is even more overseas to me as I have never already been through it before. This makes it exciting, but additionally more challenging. I'm starting to acquire really excited now and begin climbing... watch out for this area!
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