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Beyond Possible: '14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible' Now On Netflix

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Even though he had numerous brushes with death, saved lives and lost family - the emotion just seemed to be missing.

As someone who came to mountain climbing later in life (around age 30), he discovered he has an amazing lung capacity and could naturally climb more quickly and easily than others. Purja, who had served with the Gurkhas and the UK Special Forces, learnt throughout his journey that with bravery and enough heart and drive, the impossible was possible. He has put great effort in the book as well in his missions to provide as much benifit as possible to all the expedition crew mates. Purja’s feats seem intimidating (also awe-inspiring) just reading your review but what stands out is his work saving and helping others rather than focusing on his goals alone.During his years of service, he was given the chance to climb Mount Everest and he was bit by the climbing bug, to say the least. I decided to finally get Ed Viesturs book on his 14 summits instead since I know he goes into great historical detail (and I've read all his other books already). It's a fast, frothy read--if you watched the documentary and want more details (relatively speaking), it's a good book for that. From the moment when I found, out that he was trying to learn British jokes to compensate for his accent, I knew that this man looks at the world differently. He lead a team of fellow Gurkhas, rescued climbers off peaks, highlighted the ill effects of crowding at Everest, the litter left behind by expeditions, all the while calmly ignoring personal problems which he had aplenty - poor response, no funding to start with, permissions and above all, his mother's failing health.

Yeah, none as many as him (really not sure his feat is easily repeatable, period, even in half measure). Nepali climber Nims Purja is the first man ever to summit all fourteen of the world’s 8000 meter “Death Zone” peaks. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. In Beyond Possible Nimsdai Purja tells the story of his life before his recent epic achievement of leading the team that scaled K2 in winter.However, nothing takes away the the credit which goes to you and your team of Project Possible for inspiring millions of people to realise their potential, and sending out a strong message about climate change and preservation of our habitat. That’s where my next project came in, something nobody thought was possible - to climb all fourteen “death zone” mountains in seven months.

That's an example to all those who gave up without starting, no matter what are they trying to achieve. Massive respect for the entire team of Sherpas who were there with Nims , working as a team in true sense in times of adversity and life threatening situations. From the descriptions containing a lot of military terms, to the repetitions and the "alpha male"-style of writing, this book read as if it were written by the mountaineering version of Kim Kardashian. I wasn't expecting a Sherpa from a poor Nepalese background to publish the perfect literary debut, but Purja's persisting descriptions of military tactics during ascents make me wonder if he is suffering from some form of positive PTSD.skips the most harrowing part of K2, including the section climbers have to shimmy across single-file where 4 or 5 people died in 2008 alone.

I did enjoy the life lessons that Purja learned from the mountains and lists at the end of the book. I skipped to Dr Chin Wui Kin's rescue from Annapurna as I was in Nepal at the time and was following it closely but that piece of heroism was dealt with in just 10 pages, and Nims failed to mention that Dr Chin didn't survive. After serving with the British Armed Forces as a Nepalese Gurkha and as a soldier in the Special Boat Service (SBS), an elite special forces unit of the Royal Navy, he took on a series of mountaineering challenges, including climbing all 14 of the world’s mountain peaks above 8,000 meters in just over six months, reaching the summits of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu in 48 hours and completing the first-ever winter ascent of Pakistan’s K2.

apart from emmersing myself mountain climbing story it helped to visualise how achieving anything in life is not dissimilar to climbing harsh mountains: plan, prepare, no step is a small step, dream big and keep going and reassess if nessesary but keep going and don't lie to yourself.

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