Kristin Harila


Norwegian mountaineer Kristin Harila has become a legend in mountain climbing. Having only climbed her first mountain in 2015, in 2023 Harila became the fastest person to summit all 14 of the highest peaks in the world!


Back in April 2023, Kristin Harila set out on a mission to become the fastest person to climb all 14 of the world’s highest peaks. With an ambitious goal in mind, Kristin aimed to complete the challenge in less than four months to beat the existing record time of 6 months and 6 days.

With unwavering determination, skill and a relentless pursuit of her passion, Kristin was able to smash her target, successfully summiting the 14 Peaks in just 3 months and 1 day! Her achievement serves as an inspiration to adventurers and mountaineers around the globe, proving that with dedication and resilience, extraordinary heights can be reached.

Gabriel Tarso from Field Production

14 Peaks Summit Timeline

Mountain Height Summit Reached
Shishapangma, China 8,027m 26th April 2023
Cho Oyu, China/Nepal 8,188m 3rd May 2023
Makalu, China/Nepal 8,485m 13th May 2023
Kangchenjunga, Nepal/India 8,586m 18th May 2023
Everest/Lhoste, China/Nepal 8,848m/8,516m 23rd May 2023
Dhaulagiri, Nepal 8,167m 29th May 2023
Annapurna, Nepal 8,091m 5th June 2023
Manaslu, Nepal 8,163m 10th June 2023
Nanga Parbat, Pakistan 8,125m 26th June 2023
G2, Pakistan 8,035m 15th July 2023
G1, Pakistan 8,080m 18th July 2023
Broad Peak, Pakistan 8,051m 23rd July 2023
K2, Pakistan 8,611m 27th July 2023

Gabriel Tarso from Field Production

Gabriel Tarso from Field Production

World Records held:

1) Fastest true summit of all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks, together with Tenjin (Lama) Sherpa

2) Fastest person overall to summit the five highest mountains in the world – Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu (69 days)

3) Fastest person overall to summit six mountains in Nepal in the Spring – Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu (29 days)

4) Fastest woman to climb Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse (less than 8.5 hours on 22 May 2022)

5) Fastest woman to climb 12 8000ers (148 days)

Kristin’s Osprey

Osprey Ariel Pro 65

Harila carried the women’s specific fit Osprey Ariel Pro to the top of the 14 peaks.

“When climbing high mountains, it’s very important to be equipped with the right gear. I am never without my trusty Osprey backpack. Their backpacks are high quality, reliable and allow me to carry all of the important equipment with me on all of the 8000m mountains. Even when the pack gets heavy, it stays comfortable! I have been using Osprey product for many, many years. For me, they are the best.”


Aside from Kristin’s most recent success on the mountains, she also holds a number of other world records, including the record for the fastest climber to summit the five highest mountains in the world (68 days), the fastest woman from peak to peak between Everest and Lhotse (8.5 hours) and the fastest person to summit six 8,000m mountains in Spring in Nepal (25 days).


  • 14 peaks world record attempt
  • Named European Adventurer of the Year


  • Mount Everest, Nepal. 8,849m (Seven Summits)
  • Lhotse, Nepal. 8,516m (fastest woman from summit Mount Everest to summit of Lhotse, 12 hours)
  • Island Peak, Nepal. 6,189m. Ama Dablam, Nepal. 6,812m


  • Aconcagua, Argentina. 6,961m (Seven Summits)
  • Co Adolfo Calle, Argentina. 4,270m. Pico Vallecitos, Argentina. 5,370m
  • Finnmarksvidda solo skiing, 500 km from Alta, Kautokeino and Vads. 18 days.


  • Lobuche East, Nepal. 6,119m. Dhaulagiri VII (Putha Hiunchuli), Nepal. 7,246m


  • Kilimanjaro, Afrika. 5,895m (Seven Summits)