Nirmal Purja is famously known as Nimsdai. Prominently, Nirmal Purja is a Nepalese mountaineer. Amazingly, he is famously known for holding mountaineering records. Also, he is a living legend to break the record in the world. Let us know more about the prominent personality’s professional and personal life.
Table of Biography
14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible
14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible is a documentary that follows the Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja as he tries to add cultural depth to the sport’s highs.
Incredibly, Purja broke the records in addition to the fastest ascent with supplemental oxygen of the 14 tallest mountains in the world. He climbed six in most 8000m in the Spring season. And, he climbed five in most 800m mountains in the Summer season. Nirmal also owns the fastest summit of the three highest mountains in the world Everest, K2, and Kanchenjunga. He has the fastest summit of the five highest mountains in the world. And they are Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu; fastest (beats his previous record of 5 days).
Therefore, the documentary is a nominee in Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA). It is nominated for the Best Original Score – Documentary. The director of the documentary is Torquil Jones. And, the writers are Gabriel Clarke and Torquil Jones.
Nirmal Purja was born in July 25, 1983. His birthplace is Dana, a small village over 300km west of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. He was born in the Dhaulagiri zone and on the edge of the Annapurna Conservation Area. At present, he is 38 years old. According to his date of birth, his zodiac sign is Leo. Moreover, he is of former Nepalese nationality. But now, he holds British nationality.
Additionally, he is the youngest of four sons. Nirmal was born in the Magar descent. Nirmal grew up pretty well as a Myagdi native and also managed to get success in his life. His father is British military and his mother is a farmer. However, the names of his father, mother, and siblings are unavailable.
Professional Life and Career
Initially, Puja made his major claim in 2012. Astonishingly, he reached the summit of Lobuche East despite having no prior mountaineering experience. Purja made his first ascent of an eight-thousander by summiting Dhaulagiri (8167 meters) in only 15 days on May 18, 2014.
Likewise, he reached the summit of Mount Everest, his second eight-thousander on May 13, 2016. Also, he led the Gurkha Expedition “G200E”. It was submitted Everest with 13 Gurkhas on May 15, 2017. The aim was to commemorate 200 years of Gurkha service in the British Army. Not only this, but Purja also summitt the first of 14 eight-thousand-meter summits on April 23, 2019.
Moreover, he completed the first six-summit phase of his “Project Possible 14/7” on May 24, 2019: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Consequently, he claimed alongside mountaineers such as Mingma Gyabu “David” Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi (Zekson Son), Geljen Sherpa, and Tensi Kasang. The last five peaks were reached in just 12 days.
Earlier, Nimsdai used to serve his life as the Royal Gurkha Rifles in the British Army. Only after that, he was then known as the legendary mountaineer. In 2003, he joined the Brigade of Gurkhas. He worked as a Lance Corporal when he quit the military to pursue his mountaineering career.
As per the latest research of 2021, the net worth of Nirmal Purja is inaccessible through any source of information. Also, his annual salary, personal belongings, and other endorsements are unavailable. Besides, he probably must have received an average of $50,000 while serving as a lance corporal with Special Boat Service.
Accomplishments and Achievements
Talking about his achievements, Queen Elizabeth II appointed him a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on June 9, 2018. It was for his outstanding work in high-altitude mountaineering.
Surprisingly, he broke his previous Guinness World Record by ascending Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu in two days and thirty minutes. In July 2019, he finished the second phase by climbing Nanga Parbat (8126 m, 6 July), Gasherbrum I (8080 m, 15 July), Gasherbrum II (8034 m, 18 July), K2 (8611 m, 24 July), and Broad Peak (8047 m, 26 July) all in Pakistan.
Besides, Purja is a happily married person. He had tied the knot with Suchi Purja in the year, 2008. Such Purja is a professional dentist. She graduated from the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy.
The couple’s wedding was done in a traditional Nepali Magar style. Nirmal and Suchi had celebrate their 13th anniversary in 2021. At present, they don’t have children. Suchi seems to be an extremely supportive wife being patient with her husband’s mountaineering journey.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Purja has been able to keep a well-maintained body physique like a professional mountaineer. However, he has not made his exact height and weight public yet. He has black-colored eyes and brunette hair color. Also, he has got an impressive huge tattoo of big mountains on the backside of his body.
The well-known mountaineer is super active on social media platforms. He has a verified official account on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. On Facebook, his username is Nirmal Purja, and has 245k followers. His username on Twitter is @nimsdai with 66k followers. Also, he has 974k followers on Instagram with the username @nimsdai.