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Author Purja, Nimsdai, author.

Title Beyond possible : one man, 14 peaks, and the mountaineering achievement of a lifetime / Nims Purja.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2022]


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Description 319 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Death or glory -- Hope is God -- Better to die than to be a coward -- The unrelenting pursuit of excellence -- Into the death zone -- Swimming to the moon -- The mission -- The highest stakes -- REspect is earned -- The normality of the extreme -- Rescue! -- Into the dark -- In times of chaos -- Summit fever -- The politics of a mountain -- Quitting's not in the blood -- Through the storm -- The savage mountain -- A mountain mind -- The people's project -- Epic -- Afterword -- Appendix one: Lessons from the death zone -- Appendix two: Fourteen mountains: the schedule -- Appendix three: The world records.
Summary "Nepali climber Nims Purja is the first man ever to summit all fourteen of the world's 8000 meter "Death Zone" peaks. He did so in less than seven months, breaking the previous record of seven years. In this spellbinding memoir, tied to the acclaimed Netflix documentary "14 Peaks," Purja reveals the man behind the climbs, explaining how his early life in Nepal and training as a soldier in Britain's elite Gurkha and SBS units allowed him to achieve a mountaineering mission few thought was attainable"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Purja, Nimsdai.
Mountaineers -- Nepal -- Biography.
Great Britain. Royal Marines. Special Boat Service -- Biography.
Mountaineering -- Himalaya Mountains Region.
Mountaineering -- Karakoram Range.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Purja, Nimsdai. Beyond impossible. London, UK : Hodder & Stoughton, 2020 9781529312249
ISBN 9781426222535 (hardcover)
142622253X (hardcover)

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