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Nimsdai Purja - 14 Peaks in 7 Months Documentary

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    Nimsdai Purja - 14 Peaks in 7 Months Documentary

    Worth a watch on Netflix..

    Documentary on Nirnal Purjas project possible. 14 8000m+ peaks in 7 months.

    https://youtu.be/8QH5hBOoz08

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Worth a watch on Netflix..

    Documentary on Nirnal Purjas project possible. 14 8000m+ peaks in 7 months.

    https://youtu.be/8QH5hBOoz08
    Ohhh! Thanks for the reminder! I saw an ad and wanted to be sure to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Worth a watch on Netflix..

    Documentary on Nirnal Purjas project possible. 14 8000m+ peaks in 7 months.

    https://youtu.be/8QH5hBOoz08
    That looks incredible. Definitely watching it.

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    Was good to browse through his website - seems like he has taken on a fair few commercial and non-profit projects. Well done!

    https://www.nimsdai.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Worth a watch on Netflix..

    Documentary on Nirnal Purjas project possible. 14 8000m+ peaks in 7 months.

    https://youtu.be/8QH5hBOoz08
    Enjoyed this. Very good and highlights the issue of well-funded Western climbers vs Nepalese. Coincidentally I was watching a short online documentary about a 2019 K2 ascent. all sponsored by Eddie Bauer - Breathtaing K2.

    It was good but as I was watching, some elements seemed familiar after watching 14 Peaks. Turned out it was the same climb team that had given up on the ascent before Nims and his crew arrived and went ahead set tingropes and trails, allowing the Bauer team to summit afterwards. Number of mentions in the Bauer film of the people who literally made the summit possible? Zero. Shameless.
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    Thanks for the recommendation. A really superb documentary acknowledging the awsome Nepalese climbers.


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    Saw the documentary on Netflix. Some breathtaking mountain scenery. I like how the documentary kept the tension on whether Nimsdai could climb all 14 peaks as well as his personal struggles, fear for his ailing mother, financial troubles to get the project going and disagreement with his brother. One minor downside is that I don't like how the documentary skip some mountains and didn't devote enough time to certain mountains, but with 14 peaks, I suppose that would be hard. You got to make trade offs. Still, I highly recommend the documentary. It stands up there with "Into Thin Air" and the 1996 IMAX documentary "Everest" as one of the best in the genre.

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    One minor downside is that I don't like how the documentary skip some mountains and didn't devote enough time to certain mountains, but with 14 peaks,
    +1 i was bit disappointed with the documentary, doesn't do full justice to his towering achievement, many parts were rushed and bit too much focus on mother and wife angle.. Few technical tips on mountaineering, overcoming day to day small hurdles, diet routine and other aspects to differentiate him would have added more credibility.. Understand makers have used real footage to show actual climbing and reaching summit parts and lack of footage might have caused this 'rushed' effect but director could have added few scenes or slowed down the pace a bit there..

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    Our projector is (forever) broken, so my other half says we can't watch it until we get the projector replaced.