DPS 周刊 138 - 如何在7个月内登顶14座8000米以上的高峰?

DPS 周刊 138 - 如何在7个月内登顶14座8000米以上的高峰?
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  • Beyond Possible
  • Invisible Trade II
  • Invitation to a Banquet
  • 毛泽东的大饥荒
  • The Art of Loving

其中印象最深的是 Nims Purja 所写的 Beyond Possible。这本书记述了他如何从一个尼泊尔边远乡村的小男孩,成为廓尔喀军团的一员,再到成为 Special Boat Service (SBS) 的第一位廓尔喀,最后在六个月内完攀14座8000米以上高峰的第一人。完攀14座高峰的纪录片叫 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible,可以在 Netflix 上看到。

能取得这么多成就,Nims 不是一个简单的人。他真的会为了他的目标而拼命,比如为了加入 SBS,他做了大量体能储备,还为了文化上的融入而学习英国的文化:

I’d rise at 8 a.m. to haul my arse around the streets with two or three Gurkha buddies, the group operating in a relay system, where I was the only soldier prevented from taking a break.
So to prepare for the culture shock, I decided to learn a portfolio of British jokes. Dad jokes. Dirty jokes. Jokes from old sitcoms and stand-up shows.


Around ten metres from the peak, as some of the slower lads in the line-fixing crew caught up, I held back from making the final push alone. ‘Brothers,’ I thought, ‘We’re doing Everest as a team.’
It’s easy to work to your own pace in a group setting, especially if you’re the fastest or strongest in the pack, but the people around you will soon lose faith.

为了准备攀登14座8000米高峰的 Project Possible ,他不仅要做各种体能储备,还要亲自筹款。

Most mornings I got up at 4 a.m., working on my social media outreach for a few hours before racing to the 7 a.m. train into London from the south coast.

他屡次在登顶下撤途中救人,而且一救就是好几个。为了让救援直升机把伤员和他的队友一起接走,他宁可一个人等到最后,因为这些直升机有可能抛下其他人,但是不敢抛下名声在外的 Nims。

‘Not yet,’ I said. ‘Please take all of my team first. Then come for me. I’ll be the last man.’


I was broke from the beginning, born on 25 July 1983 in a village called Dana, in the Myagdi district in western Nepal.
Kickboxing had been my first step towards becoming a man.
I took my first steps towards the highest place on earth in December 2012, when I made the trek to the foot of Everest’s intimidating peak at the age of twenty-nine years old.
Then in 2014, I climbed my first Death Zone peak. Dhaulagiri was a beast.
I had broken two world records – by climbing Everest and Lhotse in ten hours, fifteen minutes and then topping Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in five days. I was also the first person to climb Everest twice, then Lhotse and Makalu in the same season.
I’d climbed from the summit of Everest to the summits of Lhotse and then Makalu in forty-eight hours and thirty minutes, smashing my time from 2017.
I’d finished the Pakistan 8,000-ers in 23 days; the world’s five tallest mountains (Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu) had been climbed in seventy days (when I initially planned to do it in eighty)
I had conducted nineteen successful 8,000-metre expeditions in total; thirteen of them had been undertaken in 2019 and nobody had died on the mountain under my leadership, let alone lost any fingers or toes.
Additionally, I’d climbed the most 8,000 metres peaks in a single season (spring), by topping Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in thirty one days.
Fastest time to climb all fourteen mountains above 8,000 metres. Six months, six days.


My powers of recovery were also impressive. I often descended from peaks at speed, partying through the night in base camps and moving onto my next expedition the following morning, hangover or no hangover.
By the time I reached the peak, having trailblazed over 70 per cent of the route, I was not only surprised at what I’d achieved, but emboldened.
I burned alone for 450 metres, from Camp 4 to the Balcony. It felt important that my teammates realised I was happy to put in the hard yards, rather than asking a Sherpa guide to do it instead.



I was out of control and the two rules I’d set previously for myself on expeditions were being tested under extreme pressure. One: Hope was God. Two: The little things counted most on the big mountains.
The mountains were delivering their first major lesson: Never burn yourself out unnecessarily.
Because it’s better to have one casualty than two, the best response for a party is to leave.
Only humans showed bias, the mountains were impartial. There was no judgement.
As I’d learned in war, every obstacle or enemy was another challenge to be figured out and overcome.
I was fast learning that the biggest challenge for any climber was self-awareness; it’s impossible for anyone to run or hide from themselves, their truth, on the mountain.
The biggest problem with adopting such a bold position was the mountain-climbing community: it was packed with alpha males and females, exactly the type of people that turned up in the Special Forces. I’d learned during service that the best way to work with personalities of that kind was to pretend to be bigger and better than all of them.
Rather than allowing negative emotions to paralyse us, we transformed fear into an inspirational energy, a motivator.
Be confident, but show respect.


I’d learned very early on not to leave my kit anywhere on the mountain; it was best to keep everything with me at all times, just in case.
Very now and then, the leading Sherpa would take a break from making a path through the waist-high drifts with his footsteps, allowing one of his teammates to take over for a while.
He would then fall to the back of the line until it was his turn to head the charge once more, while the rest of us matched his prints in the snow, which made for fairly easy work.
The first was applicable to shin- to knee-deep snow: in those conditions a climber had to make footfalls by lifting their knee to their chest with every step, then planting their foot firmly.
The second was for more extreme conditions when the powder was thigh- or waist-high. In those cases, the leading individual had to push forward with their hips, creating a pocket of space before lifting their leg out and rolling the hip over in order to make the next step.
‘Yeah, but this is a dangerous time. People die on the way down because they wait too long and get caught out by the weather.’
The most important part of any climb was to get back down, quickly and safely.
For that reason, from now on, I was climbing above the higher camps on an 8,000-er with bottled air, even though it wasn’t considered the purest form of high-altitude climbing by some sections of the mountaineering scene.
I never took energy gels, supplements or snacks; everything I ate on the mountain depended on my mood and I often worked off egg-fried rice and dried chicken.
I always kept a one-litre Thermos with me. My trick was to pack a cup with snow, melting it down with a small splash of hot water from my flask.
It was all we could do to stay awake, until someone had the idea that we should shout and scream at one another instead.
The cold air comes in through the buff, warming it slightly, which protects my lungs from failing in the sub-zero temperatures.
It might sound like a minor detail, but that one technique saves my body from hypothermia, because the air I’m taking in is not as cold. It also protects my fingers from frostbite, because I don’t have to take off my gloves to get to my cleaning cloth.


‘Yeah, I could hurry up,’ I said. ‘Maybe, I could just skip this and say, “Job done!” But the reason I’m doing this properly is because I don’t want the Gurkhas to be blamed for missing any IEDs. It’s not only about me . . .’
‘My life doesn’t mean anything here. But reputation does. That’s why I’m doing this job properly.’
I had hope. And hope was God.
Undeterred by the pressure upon me, I focused only on the twenty-four hours ahead, rather than worrying about the succession of tests that were being lined up for my group over the coming weeks.
One of the key attributes of anyone operating within the British Special Forces was their ability to become the Grey Man. In a military or surveillance capacity, this process involved blending into the surroundings to avoid detection, or unwanted scrutiny.
I had a code: bravery over everything else. And there was no other way for me to live.
Disguising my pain and suffering was a skill I practised at all times and I did so by focusing intensely on the job in hand; it helped to shut out the chaos around me.
I forced myself to believe the cylinders had been swiped to save the life of another climber.
You don’t have to prove anything to anyone.
But presented with the choice between dying slowly and uncomfortably through age, or passing away during an expedition or mission, my feelings were clear: I would definitely take the latter.
I also want this to be an inspiring story for generations of people, no matter where they come from. This endeavour is for mankind.

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