Kristin Harila’s tracker showed her on the top of Makalu earlier today.
She started her 8,000 meter season on 28 April with Annapurna, then climbed Dhaulagiri before moving onto the worlds’ 3rd highest peak, Kangchenjunga.
She bettered her own record for the Everest/Lhotse double header, taking just over 9 hours to complete them both, on 22 May, having previously done them both in 12 hours.
With weather delays and an approaching monsoon, the quick helicopter transit to Makalu was slowed, and high altitude weather currently shows clouds and snow, so the blue skies of earlier days have now left the Himalayas.
With her ascent of Maklau, she is still on track to complete the 14 – 8,000 meter peaks in record time, breaking Nims record. It’s a long ways to go, but certainly a record setting start to breaking a lofty goal.