My comfort zone begins where most individuals quit. As a kid in Nepal, I went barefoot because my family had nothing. That’s how I developed the resilience I needed for joining the Gurkhas – one of the most fearless forces in the British Army. Then against all odds, I became the first ever Gurkha soldier in more than 200 years of history to join the Special Boat Service where I served in the some of the world’s most dangerous warzones, kicking down doors to capture enemy gunmen and terrorist bomb makers. But elite combat wasn’t enough. I wanted more of a test. That’s where my next project came in, something nobody thought possible – to climb all 14 ‘Death Zone’ mountains in seven months. This is the inside story of my incredible adventure.
‘An inspirational study in leadership and a powerful testament to the human spirit at its very best.’ – Mail on Sunday
‘If you’re going to get one book this year get Beyond Possible.’ – Ant Middleton
‘The energy of the book gives it pace and you whip through, rather as Purja nips up verticals… Whether or not you are a lover of the mountains, you will marvel at his tenacity, his fearlessness. No one can fail to be inspired by what he achieved.’ – The Times
‘Not only does Nims have exceptional physical stamina, he’s also a leader with great skills in financial management and logistics.’ – Reinhold Messner, the first person to climb all fourteen highest mountains in the world
‘The magnitude of his achievement is astonishing.’ Soldier Magazine
‘A Living Legend.’ Trail Magazine
In Beyond Possible Nimdai Purja tells the story of his life before his recent epic achievement of leading the team that scaled K2 in winter. He reveals how leadership, a willingness to learn, integrity and collaboration are essential qualities behind the world’s greatest mountaineering feats. Nimsdai is the first man ever to summit all 8000m ‘Death Zone’ peaks in less than 7 months, and this book reveals the man behind the climbs – how his early life in Nepal and Special Forces training made him the person to go beyond possible…