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Nirmal Purja MBE (SBS)

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Rover, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Rover

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    Former special forces operator Nirmal Purja MBE, or ‘Nims’ has spent the last 16 years serving in the military, 10 of which were in the discrete and secretive world of the UK’s Special Forces. However, in 2019 he left the military and for the first time can tell the stories of an extraordinary career. Nims is an extraordinary mountaineer who, because of his physiology, training, mindset and sheer humanity, is capable of achieving things beyond even the most experienced climber.

    Currently ‘only’ three left to do.

     
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  2. Ninja_Stoker

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    That is a cracking clip, a really good example of unassuming humility.
     
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  4. Rover

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    SBS Veteran Smashes Record For Climbing World's 14 Highest Mountains :cool:

    Nirmal 'Nims' Purja has reached the top of Mount Shishapangma, smashing the previous record of nearly eight years.

    Sian Grzeszczyk

    29th October 2019 at 9:34am


    A former Gurkha has climbed the highest 14 peaks on Earth in seven months, setting a new record.

    Nirmal 'Nims' Purja, 36, scaled his final mountain, Shishapangma in China, declaring on social media his mission had been achieved.

    The previous record time for achieving the feat was set at almost eight years.


    The Nepali mountaineer was born in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal and joined the Brigade of Gurkhas in 2003 before joining the Royal Marines six years later.


    All of the mountain peaks that make up the 'Project Possible' challenge stand at more than 8,000-metres-tall and are found in the Himalayas.


    Mr Purja and his team faced delays before taking on the 8,027-metre-high mountain as they waited on a permit from the Chinese government. His permit was granted on 15 October.

    “MISSION ACHIEVED !” says @nimsdai from the summit of #Shishapangma#14peaks7months#History

    At 8:58 hrs local time, Nims and his team reached the summit of Shisha Pangma. Team Members includes: Mingma David Sherpa, Galjen Sherpa and Gesman Tamang.#BremontProjectPossiblepic.twitter.com/PeYUVQ7RnL


    — Nirmal Purja MBE (@nimsdai) October 29, 2019

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    Purja began his campaign in Nepal in April and climbed Mount Everest in May.

    In May, he helped rescue a climber on Mount Annapurna who was left stranded for two days after falling ill.

    During the challenge, Purja and his team battled through avalanches and personal injuries on their way to smashing the record.
     
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    Incredible achievements