A trekking official said that a Norwegian lady had scaled Mount Manaslu in Nepal on Saturday, making it her ninth tallest peak in 45 days. She was on course to break the record for quickest climber to climb all 14 tallest peaks in the world in three months.

With Tenjen (Lama) Sherpa and five other guides, Kristin Harila, 37, reached Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft), in west Nepal, before daybreak.

On April 26, she ascended Shishapangma in China’s Tibet area. Since then, she has also ascended Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Annapurna in Nepal.

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According to local sponsors, she will now go to Pakistan to climb Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, K2, and the Broad Peak.

As she descends from the peak, Tenjen, who has accompanied her on all nine climbs, will also depart for Pakistan, according to Tashi Lakpa Sherpa of the business Seven peak Treks, which is handling her logistics, who told Reuters.

By some point in July, Harila aims to achieve all 14 ascents of peaks higher than 8,000 meters (26,246 feet). If she does, she would surpass Nirmal Purja of Nepal, who conquered all these summits in six months and one week in 2019.

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“That is the target, and I think I can do it,” she told Reuters in Kathmandu in May.

Her “quest for the 14 summits enters a new phase” with Manaslu, according to a statement on her website.

It is a difficult effort to ascend all 14 of the tallest peaks in a short period of time; often, climbers take years to complete the task.

Gopal Sharma reported; William Mallard and Michael Perry edited it.

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