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Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE

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Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE

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.

In March 2019 Nims travelled back to the Himalayas to take on the most epic challenge of his life. His aim is to break more than 7 speed world records on mountains above 8000m; the most challenging being climbing all the 14 x 8000m peaks in 7 months in order to establish a paradigm shift in the perception of human potential.

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Career Highlights

  • Awarded MBE from Her Majesty The Queen, for his outstanding achievement on extreme high-altitude mountaineering
  • Subject matter expert in extreme cold weather warfare specialist within the UK Special Forces
  • In 2016 he became the first Gurkha to climb Everest whilst serving in the British Military

Currently holds 3 Guinness World Records

  • Fastest consecutive summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu (Higher 8000m peaks) taking a total of five days.
  • The fastest time from the summit of Everest to the summit of Lhotse, taking a total of 10 hours 15 minutes, beating the previous record of 20 hours.
  • The first person to summit Everest twice, Lhotse once and Makalu once, in the same season, taking a total of 17 days


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