Nirmal Purja, or Nims, is a former special forces soldier who has successfully led more than 7 expeditions over 8000m in the Himalayas. He is Founder and Expedition leader for Elite Himalayan Adventures, a leading British-Nepalese climbing expedition provider.
Nims is the holder of three world records on Higher 8000m Peaks and was appointed as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen for his outstanding work in high altitude mountaineering. Whilst serving in his military career, Nims has also completed his PgD in Security Management from Loughborough University.
The next project for Nims is ‘Project Possible‘, which began in March as the team successfully made the 8,091m ascent of Mount Annapurna as part of ‘Phase 1’ of the project. Nims will be attempting to summit the 14 highest mountains on Earth in seven months in order to break a record that has stood for over 30 years – we want to wish him the best of luck and cannot wait to have him join us at #WEM19!