Men’s Journal Goes Inside Nims Purja’s Record Setting 8000-Meter Climbs

One of the biggest stories of last year was, without a doubt, the record-setting series of expeditions undertaken by Nims Purja. It was almost exactly a year ago when we first burst onto the scene, boldly proclaiming his plans to climb all 14 8000-meter peaks in less than a year. That seemed like an outlandish … Read more

Nims Purja in More Hot Water Over Giant Flag on Ama Dablam

A few weeks back we reported on a story that involved mountaineer-of-the-moment Nims Purja and a massive Kuwaiti flag that was draped over the summit of Ama Dablam. Purja and his new expedition guiding company helped a team of Kuwaiti nationals carry the flag — which was 100 meters in length and 30 meters wide … Read more

The Adventure Podcast Episode 84: Adventure New Briefs for Thanksgiving Week

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We’re back with a short and sweet episode of The Adventure Podcast this week as my co-host Dave Adlard is away for a bit of rest and relaxation in Hawaii. That leaves me to fly solo for this episode, which focuses just on a handful of Adventure News stories, including an update on the start … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2019: Nims Purja Responds to Kuwaiti Flag Controversy

Yesterday I posted a story about a controversy that had brewed up around a recent stunt on Ama Dablam involving a group of Kuwaiti climbers, a massive Kuwaiti flag, and Nims Purja’s new expedition guiding company. Essentially, quite a few people were upset that the climbers unfurled the flag — more than 100 meters (328 … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2019: Giant Flag on Ama Dablam Creates Controversy

Just when you thought the autumn climbing season was over and there was nothing new to report, a controversy on Ama Dablam last week has left many scratching their heads. It seems that a team of Kuwait climbers has unfurled a massive flag from the summit of the mountain, drawing the ire of Nepali officials … Read more

“Mission Achieved” on Shishapangma for Nims Purja

Those waiting for word from Shishapangma today on the status of Nirmal “Nims” Purja didn’t have to wait for very long. In an update to his Facebook page, Purja simply said “Mission Achieved,” indicating that he and his team found success on his 14th 8000-meter peak in a little more than six months. This brings … Read more