Nirmal Purja

Birth Day July 25th, 1983
Birth Place Myagdi
Age 40 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

Nirmal "Nims" Purja is a Nepalese mountaineer and former Gurkha and Special Boat Service (SBS) soldier, an elite special forces unit of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. The man who took the most shocking Everest photo of the year.

Nirmal “Nims” Purja Is More Than a Viral Photographer

The picture, shot on May 22 from below the summit ridge, quickly went viral, landing on the homepage of The New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. The man who took the photo, Nepalese climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja, calmly waited in the queue and helped manage the bottleneck on the fixed lines. His patience was impressive, as he had pressing afternoon plans. After summiting Everest at 5:30 A.M., Purja descended to the South Col and proceeded to the summit of 27,940-foot Lhotse, the world’s fourth-tallest mountain. He then flew about a dozen miles to Makalu base camp and summited in one push, tagging all three peaks in a 48-hour window. 

With that final summit, the 34-year-old completed the first of three phases of what he calls Project Possible: an attempt to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in just seven months (the current record is just under eight years).

Famous for

  • Nepalese Mountaineer
  • World record of climbing 11 mountains in 4 months
  • The photo he took of Everest on May 22, 2019.

Early life of Nirmal Purja

Nirmal Purja was born on 25 July 1983 in Myagdi, Nepal. He holds Nepalese nationality. Further information regarding his parents and education will be updated soon.

Body Measurements of Nirmal Purja

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Career of Nirmal Purja

  • He started his career as a soldier and joined the Brigade of Gurkhas in 2003and the Special Boat Service in 2009.
  • He quit the military in 2018 as a Lance Corporal to focus on his mountaineering career.
  • He made his first major climb in 2012, reaching the summit of Lobuche East without any previous experience as a mountaineer.
  • On May 18, 2014, he got his first eight-thousander by conquering the Dhaulagiri (8167 meters)
  • On May 13, 2016, Purja conquered Mount Everest, his second eight-thousander.
  • On May 15, 2017, Nims led the Gurkha Expedition "G200E" conquering the Everest together with 13 Gurkhas to commemorate Gurkha's 200 jubilees.
  • On June 9, 2018, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen for his outstanding work in high altitude mountaineering.

Project Possible

  • Nims, who has spent 16 years in the British Army, said he wanted to break the mountaineering world record by climbing all 14 highest peaks in 7 months.
  • According to Project Possible, the project is divided into 3 phases where he has already completed 2 phase which was started since April 2019.
  • He had climbed 11 mountains by July 2019 which includes Annapurna (8091 meters, Nepal) Dhaulagiri (8167 meters, Nepal) Kanchenjunga (8586 meters, Nepal) Everest (8848 meters, Nepal) Lhotse (8516 meters,Nepal) Makalu (8481 meters,Nepal) Nanga Parbat (8125 meters, Pakistan) Gasherbrum I (8080 meters, Pakistan) Gasherbrum II (8035 meters, Pakistan) K2 (8614 meters, Pakistan) Broad Peak (8051 meters, Pakistan).
  • His final attempt will begin in September with plans to climb the remaining three peaks – Manaslu (8163 meters, Nepal) Shishapangma (8027 meters, China) Cho Oyu (8188 meters, China)by this November.


  • Purja has set the world record by successfully climbing 11 of the world’s highest mountains, known as the 8000ers, in just over four months.
  • On May 24, 2019.Purja broke his previous Guinness World Record by climbing Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu within 2 days and 30 minutes.

Personal life of Nirmal Purja

Nirmal Purja has kept his personal life as a secret as there is no news of him whether he is married or in a relationship. He is currently focusing more to complete his Project possible.

Birthday of Nirmal Purja

Mountaineer Nirmal Purja celebrates his birthday on the 25th of July with his friends and family. Currently, he is 36 years old.

Net worth of Nirmal Purja

Mountaineer Purja must have collected a considerable amount of money from his previous career as a former Gurkha, Special Boat Service Soldier and an elite special forces unit of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. Through some social sites, he left his military career where he was paid $6000 as a monthly salary for his project of climbing mountains. But as of 2019, his net worth is still under evaluation.

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