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Nirmal Purja, known as Nims, reached the summit of the 14th highest peak - Shishapangma, in the Himalayas, on Tuesday morning, and completed his challenge within six months and six days. Pictured is Mr Purja at the top of the first of the 14 mountains, Annapurna, Nepal, on April 23

A former soldier of the special forces has claimed the world record for climbing the 14 highest mountains on earth in just six months and six days.

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Nirmal Purja, known as Nims, reached the summit of the 14th highest peak – Shishapangma, in the Himalayas, and completed his challenge within six months and six days.

The 36-year-old broke the previous record, which was seven years and ten months, from South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho.

Mr Purja rode to the top of the 14 mountains in just 190 days, each above 26,246 feet with peaks in the so-called & # 39; death zone & # 39 ;, starting with Annapurna on April 23, with Everest in May and K2 in July were tackled.

Nirmal Purja, known as Nims, reached the summit of the 14th highest peak - Shishapangma, in the Himalayas, on Tuesday morning, and completed his challenge within six months and six days. Pictured is Mr Purja at the top of the first of the 14 mountains, Annapurna, Nepal, on April 23

Nirmal Purja, known as Nims, reached the summit of the 14th highest peak – Shishapangma, in the Himalayas, on Tuesday morning, and completed his challenge within six months and six days. Pictured is Mr Purja at the top of the first of the 14 mountains, Annapurna, Nepal, on April 23

The 36-year-old broke the previous record, which was seven years and ten months, from South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho. Depicted is Mr Purja on May 12 at the summit of Dhaulagiri, Nepal

The 36-year-old broke the previous record, which was seven years and ten months, from South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho. Depicted is Mr Purja on May 12 at the summit of Dhaulagiri, Nepal

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The 36-year-old broke the previous record, which was seven years and ten months, from South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho. Depicted is Mr Purja on May 12 at the summit of Dhaulagiri, Nepal

Mr Purja rode to the top of the 14 mountains in just 190 days, each above 26,246 feet with peaks in the so-called & # 39; death zone & # 39 ;, starting with Annapurna on April 23, with Everest in May and K2 in July were tackled. Depicted is Mr Purja on May 15 at the top of Kangchenjunga, Nepal

Mr Purja rode to the top of the 14 mountains in just 190 days, each above 26,246 feet with peaks in the so-called & # 39; death zone & # 39 ;, starting with Annapurna on April 23, with Everest in May and K2 in July were tackled. Depicted is Mr Purja on May 15 at the top of Kangchenjunga, Nepal

Mr Purja rode to the top of the 14 mountains in just 190 days, each above 26,246 feet with peaks in the so-called & # 39; death zone & # 39 ;, starting with Annapurna on April 23, with Everest in May and K2 in July were tackled. Depicted is Mr Purja on May 15 at the top of Kangchenjunga, Nepal

After reaching the top of the 14th mountain, Mr. Purja said: & # 39; Everything in life is armed only with a determined approach and a positive attitude. & # 39; Depicted is the former soldier of the special forces at the summit of Everest, Nepal, May 22

After reaching the top of the 14th mountain, Mr. Purja said: & # 39; Everything in life is armed only with a determined approach and a positive attitude. & # 39; Depicted is the former soldier of the special forces at the summit of Everest, Nepal, May 22

After reaching the top of the 14th mountain, Mr. Purja said: & # 39; Everything in life is armed only with a determined approach and a positive attitude. & # 39; Depicted is the former soldier of the special forces at the summit of Everest, Nepal, May 22

Mr. Purja said: & # 39; I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the 14 highest mountains in the world in record time. & # 39; Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Lhotse, Nepal, May 22

Mr. Purja said: & # 39; I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the 14 highest mountains in the world in record time. & # 39; Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Lhotse, Nepal, May 22

Mr. Purja said: & # 39; I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the 14 highest mountains in the world in record time. & # 39; Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Lhotse, Nepal, May 22

Mr Purja also has the record for climbing the fastest top of the three highest mountains in the world, Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Makalu, Nepal, May 24
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Mr Purja also has the record for climbing the fastest top of the three highest mountains in the world, Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Makalu, Nepal, May 24

Mr Purja also has the record for climbing the fastest top of the three highest mountains in the world, Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Makalu, Nepal, May 24

On June 9, 2018, Mr. Purja received an MBE from the Queen for his outstanding performance on extremely high mountaineering. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan, July 3

On June 9, 2018, Mr. Purja received an MBE from the Queen for his outstanding performance on extremely high mountaineering. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan, July 3

On June 9, 2018, Mr. Purja received an MBE from the Queen for his outstanding performance on extremely high mountaineering. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan, July 3

According to Mr Purja's website, he was born in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal, at an altitude of 1,600 meters, and grew up in Chitwan. He joined the legendary Gurkhas Brigade in 2003 before passing the UKSF selection to become the first Gurkha ever to reach the SBS rank in 2009

According to Mr Purja's website, he was born in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal, at an altitude of 1,600 meters, and grew up in Chitwan. He joined the legendary Gurkhas Brigade in 2003 before passing the UKSF selection to become the first Gurkha ever to reach the SBS rank in 2009

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According to Mr Purja's website, he was born in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal, at an altitude of 1,600 meters, and grew up in Chitwan. He joined the legendary Gurkhas Brigade in 2003 before passing the UKSF selection to become the first Gurkha ever to reach the SBS rank in 2009

Mr. Purja said: & I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud that I have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the 14 highest mountains in the world in record time.

& # 39; It has been a debilitating but humble six months and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, confidence and positivity.

& # 39; I couldn't have made it happen without the infinite support of my friends and family who have been in my heart all this time. We started with nothing, but look how far we have come. & # 39;

The former soldier, who completed the climbs with a rotating team of Nepalese climbers, also claimed to have achieved six other world records, including the fastest top of the five highest mountains in the world.

His climbing career started in December 2012, where he went on a trek to Everest Base Camp. Once arrived, instead of sticking to the schedule and returning to Kathmandu, he made a bold choice to climb Lobuche East (20.013ft) without any previous climbing experience. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Gasherbrum I, Pakistan, July 15
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His climbing career started in December 2012, where he went on a trek to Everest Base Camp. Once arrived, instead of sticking to the schedule and returning to Kathmandu, he made a bold choice to climb Lobuche East (20.013ft) without any previous climbing experience. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Gasherbrum I, Pakistan, July 15

His climbing career started in December 2012, where he went on a trek to Everest Base Camp. Once arrived, instead of sticking to the schedule and returning to Kathmandu, he made a bold choice to climb Lobuche East (20.013ft) without any previous climbing experience. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Gasherbrum I, Pakistan, July 15

On April 23, just a few days in his world record attempt and the descent from Annapurna, Mr. Purja led a successful rescue attempt to help fellow climber Dr. Chin Wui Kin, who was separated from an accompanying expedition and left without food, water or an oxygen bottle for 40 hours. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Gasherbrum II, Pakistan, July 18

On April 23, just a few days in his world record attempt and the descent from Annapurna, Mr. Purja led a successful rescue attempt to help fellow climber Dr. Chin Wui Kin, who was separated from an accompanying expedition and left without food, water or an oxygen bottle for 40 hours. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Gasherbrum II, Pakistan, July 18

On April 23, just a few days in his world record attempt and the descent from Annapurna, Mr. Purja led a successful rescue attempt to help fellow climber Dr. Chin Wui Kin, who was separated from an accompanying expedition and left without food, water or an oxygen bottle for 40 hours. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Gasherbrum II, Pakistan, July 18

On May 15, after reaching the summit of Kanchenjunga in just 21 hours, Mr. Purja and his team rescued two more climbers from a height of 27,559 ft and offered their own supplementary oxygen to the climbers in need. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of K2, Pakistan, July 24

On May 15, after reaching the summit of Kanchenjunga in just 21 hours, Mr. Purja and his team rescued two more climbers from a height of 27,559 ft and offered their own supplementary oxygen to the climbers in need. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of K2, Pakistan, July 24

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On May 15, after reaching the summit of Kanchenjunga in just 21 hours, Mr. Purja and his team rescued two more climbers from a height of 27,559 ft and offered their own supplementary oxygen to the climbers in need. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of K2, Pakistan, July 24

Mr Purja has a history of performing rescue during his expeditions, and in 2016 saved the life of an Indian climber in the Mount Everest death zone, bringing her 1,640 ft from a height of 27,723 ft. Pictured is Mr Purja at the summit of Broad Peak, Pakistan, July 26

Mr Purja has a history of performing rescue during his expeditions, and in 2016 saved the life of an Indian climber in the Mount Everest death zone, bringing her 1,640 ft from a height of 27,723 ft. Pictured is Mr Purja at the summit of Broad Peak, Pakistan, July 26

Mr Purja has a history of performing rescue during his expeditions, and in 2016 saved the life of an Indian climber in the Mount Everest death zone, bringing her 1,640 ft from a height of 27,723 ft. Pictured is Mr Purja at the summit of Broad Peak, Pakistan, July 26

He is a war specialist in cold weather and said he was the first Gurkha to climb the Everest while serving in the British Army. Pictured is Mr Purja at the summit of Cho Oyu, China, September 23

He is a war specialist in cold weather and said he was the first Gurkha to climb the Everest while serving in the British Army. Pictured is Mr Purja at the summit of Cho Oyu, China, September 23

He is a war specialist in cold weather and said he was the first Gurkha to climb the Everest while serving in the British Army. Pictured is Mr Purja at the summit of Cho Oyu, China, September 23

He also has three existing Guinness World Records for the fastest consecutive summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in five days, the fastest time from the summit of Everest to the summit of Lhotse, and he was the first person to reach Everest summit twice, once Lhotse and Makalu once, in the same season. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Manaslu, Nepal, September 27

He also has three existing Guinness World Records for the fastest consecutive summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in five days, the fastest time from the summit of Everest to the summit of Lhotse, and he was the first person to reach Everest summit twice, once Lhotse and Makalu once, in the same season. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Manaslu, Nepal, September 27

He also has three existing Guinness World Records for the fastest consecutive summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in five days, the fastest time from the summit of Everest to the summit of Lhotse, and he was the first person to reach Everest summit twice, once Lhotse and Makalu once, in the same season. Depicted is Mr Purja at the summit of Manaslu, Nepal, September 27

Nirmal Purja reached the summit of his 14th mountain, Shishapangma in China this morning. He is a cold weather war specialist and said he was the first Gurkha to climb the Everest while serving in the British Army

Nirmal Purja reached the summit of his 14th mountain, Shishapangma in China this morning. He is a cold weather war specialist and said he was the first Gurkha to climb the Everest while serving in the British Army

Nirmal Purja reached the summit of his 14th mountain, Shishapangma in China this morning. He is a cold weather war specialist and said he was the first Gurkha to climb the Everest while serving in the British Army

Mr Purja served in the British army for 16 years, including 10 in the special forces, and he received an MBE by the Queen in 2018 for his performance in extremely high mountain climbing.

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He is a cold weather war specialist and said he was the first Gurkha to climb the Everest while serving in the British Army.

He also has three existing Guinness World Records for the fastest consecutive summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in five days, the fastest time from the summit of Everest to the summit of Lhotse, and he was the first person to reach Everest summit twice, once Lhotse and Makalu once, in the same season.

In 2016 he broke mountaineering conventions to save a climber who was in the & # 39; Everest death zone & # 39; was left behind and brought her to safety alone. She lives and lives, lives with her family in India.

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