Climbing all 14 of the earth’s 8000-metre-plus peaks is considered the ultimate mountaineering achievement, with the world record for the fastest time being eight years to complete it. Nepalese climbing legend, Nirmal “Nims” Purja MBE did it in a stunning six months and six days. This is how.
In the first of a three-part series, Australian Geographic Adventure Editor Justin Walker reveals five of the best adventure films. Showcasing historic Aussie firsts, amazing personal achievements, and exploration of some of the most remote parts of the world, these epic documentaries will amaze and inspire you.
How to survive climbing the world’s highest mountains: Andrew Lock (Rebroadcast)
Andrew Lock is Australia´s most accomplished mountaineer who has climbed all of the world´s fourteen 8000+ metre summits without supplemental oxygen. From Shishapangma in China to Everest, the mother of all mountains, Andrew has managed to survive these risky adventures. In this episode he shares his route to becoming one of our greatest mountaineers and what else he is up to these days.
Here you can find out more about Andrew´s endeavours:
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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