The Grey NATO – 249 – Kristin Harila On Her Record-Breaking Push To Climb All 8000m Peaks In Just Three Months
For the last episode before a two-week summer break, we have an extra special treat that is a couple of years in the making. We are thrilled to share a chat with the incredible mountaineer Kristin Harila shortly following her record-setting project to summit all 14 8000-meter peaks – a feat she managed in 3 months, 20 hours, and 45 minutes, which is less than half of the time of the previous record.
Kristin joined us for a call shortly after arriving home in Norway and was kind enough to chat with us about the project, the difficulties of her previous attempt, watches, fav foods, the fast mountaineering importance of fish and candy, and more.
Along with a hearty congrats to Kristin for completing such an incredible task in the mountains, Jason and James would also like to say thanks for coming on the show and an additional thank you to Bremont for making this episode possible.
Click here to play episode 249 from your browser – Thanks so much for listening.
4:02 Manta Trust
4:28 Isla De La Plata
6:14 TGN Summer Bundle
9:10 Mola Mola fish
12:58 Bremont S500
13:05 Bremont S302 GMT
14:00 Kristin Harila
31:37 Kristin’s Instagram
31:36 Kristin & Bremont
32:16 Kristin on Everest & Lhotse
33:10 Kristin’s Bremont S300 Vigo (which she wore on the 2023 project)
39:44 Tenjin (Lama) Sherpa and Kristin
42:19 Gasherbrum 1
46:06 The Definitive Guide to WWII US Navy Chambray Shirts (Standard & Strange)
48:39 “Breathe: A Master Diver's Survival Tales” by Rick Bettua
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