That’s not normal. It’s Nirmal. Nirmal Purja that is. He’s a Nepali climber, and he’s just smashed the record for climbing every mountain in the world over 8,000 meters high. The best part? he wasn’t interested in mountain climbing until seven years ago. Then he got really interested.
Purja grew up in Nepal’s low-lying Chitwan region. At 18, he joined the Nepalese Ghurkas, a regiment in the British Army, and served for 16 years, including 10 years in the Special Forces. He didn’t set eyes on the giants of the Himalaya until 2012, and almost immediately fell in love with climbing the big peaks. In March of this year,Purja quit the military, abandoned his pension, remortgaged his house, and started off on what he called Project Possible, a mission to climb all 14 of the world’s biggest peaks in seven months. With Project Possible, he hopedto inspire people to tap into their potential. (read more at Outside Online)
It took the last record holder, South Korean Kim Chang-Ho, eight years to climb them all. I don’t know about you but I couldn’t fall down those mountains as fast as Nirmal climbed up them. The BSBFB salutes you!
No, not the mountain climbers. They’re pansies. They get carted around and carried hither and yon like an effete toddler on the way to Montessori school. It’s the hired help who are brave.
They’re brave because they drive on roads like that every day. Hell, their brethren cut that road through solid rock to get Percy Devonshire Smythe the IV to the base of some pile of rocks he wants to climb to take a selfie.
So much nope. Extra-nopey, that one. Incalculable nopishness. So nope you can’t get over it; so nope you can’t go around it; so nope you can’t get under it — Nope!
No. Nicht. Nein. No F-ing way. *begin George Bush Senior voice* Not gunna do it. *end George Bush Senior voice*
Haven’t you watched The Guns of Navarone? Anthony Quayle loses a leg and gets poked on the bruise by Nazis first — and that’s the Best. Case. Scenario. Don’t you watch Roadrunner cartoons? Hint: You’re not the roadrunner. A bag of acme chalk is not going to save you.