CHO OYU | 03.05.23
6 days, 21 hours, 45 minutes, 5 seconds into expedition
Kristin Harila has successfully summited Cho Oyu as part of her 2023 project She Moves Mountains, her attempt to break the world record for climbing all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks in less than six months.
Kristin is grateful for the support of her team, sponsors, and supporters who made this achievement possible. Her journey to break the record continues, and Bremont can't wait to see what she accomplishes next.
Norwegian mountaineer and Bremont Ambassador Kristin Harila has relaunched her attempt to be the fastest person, and first woman in history, to climb the 14 highest peaks in the world in one season, in less than 6 months.
Kristin formally kicked off her 2023 expedition entitled ‘She Moves Mountains’ as she successfully summitted Shishapangma, the first of the fourteen mountains, at 5pm local time on 26th April 2023. Kristin took the strategic decision to start with Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world standing at 8,027 metres above sea level and situated within the Tibetan Himalayas. This decision was made having run into permit issues last season for the final 2 mountains in Tibet, namely Cho You and Shishapangma, preventing her from completing ‘Bremont 14 Peaks’ and beating the world record in 2022 which she was on track to defeat. Having summited the first peak this season, the clock has now officially started on a new world record.
Bremont Co-Founder Giles English comments: “We met Kristin when she was looking to start out on what would become Bremont 14 Peaks and it was clear that her grit, determination, and sheer ability could rival any of the top mountaineers regardless of gender or experience. She has more than proved what she’s capable of and was all set to not only be the first woman to summit all 14 peaks but was poised to take the world record. With the Tibetan mountains at the start of the expedition in 2023 we hope permit issues can no longer stand in the way of her achieving her ultimate goal and we wish her all the best for the journey ahead.”
As Official Timing Partner, Bremont is proud to once again support the 37-year-old Norwegian mountaineer. Kristin truly epitomises what it means to be a Bremont Ambassador and the brand is excited to be supporting yet another incredible feat of endurance from this accomplished and extraordinary woman. Subject to weather conditions, Harila plans to climb Cho Oyu next before moving onto the remaining 12 highest Himalayan peaks, all over 8,000m. Harila has already placed herself firmly in the mountaineering history books, a reputation that is only going to become further immortalised as she raises the profile of female mountaineers on a global stage, and truly tests herself beyond endurance, Bremont’s mantra and maxim.
Ambassador Kristin Harila
Kristin conquered Shishapangma wearing the Bremont S300. The Supermarine S300 model is synonymous with extreme environments having been worn by Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja for his 14 Peaks challenge back in 2019 and is the timepiece of choice for renowned climber Kenton Cool, ex Royal Marine Commander and extreme environment expert Aldo Kane and most recently was worn by Preet Chandi, an Armed Forces Medic who was the first woman to solo traverse the South Pole on foot, unsupported.
The S300 40mm embodies Bremont’s robust engineering DNA with its Trip-Tick® case construction and closed case back for added durability. The ceramic bezel elegantly frames the highly legible lumed dial with date function at 3 o’clock, presenting a timepiece where style meets technical excellence.