A Nepali mountaineer has claimed to have smashed the record for summiting the world's 14 highest peaks. Nirmal Purja, according to a post on his social media account on Tuesday, completed the climb of the 14 mountains, all over 8,000 metres (26,250 feet) in seven months. The previous record was seven years, 11 months and 14 days.
"MISSION ACHIEVED! says @nimsdai from the summit of #Shishapangma," read the post on Purja's Facebook page, referring to the final peak.