Kraig Becker followed this project from the beginning on the Adventure Blog.
Kraig said most mountaineers thought it was impossible — but hoped they were wrong.
Kraig noted that Nims didn’t have enough money to see the project through, even after mortgaging his house.
Purja was supported by a rotating team of Nepalese climbers, several of whom are introduced in the film, including Mingma David Sherpa, Geljen Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, and Gesman Tamang, however, only Purja would complete the summit of all 14 eight-thousanders …
I liked the film much more than expected.
The video editors did a terrific job putting together something so good from mostly bad GoPro footage.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Nims wife Suchi Purja is a treat.
He’s super talented, of course. Yet irreverent, profane, and funny. A great leader in the face of life and death.
Nims reminds me of a young Mohamad Ali. So confident. So cocky. 😀
Mountaineers might be even more impressed with his later winter summit of K2.
His team consisting of Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Geljen Sherpa, Pem Chiri Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa and himself, joined by the team of Mingma Gyalje Sherpa (Mingma G), Dawa Tenjin Sherpa and Kilu Pemba Sherpa, and Sona Sherpa from Seven Summits Treks.
Nims was the only one to summit without the use of supplemental oxygen.