14 PEAKS The Nimsdai Story | MBE SBS | Bought The T-Shirt #229

14 Peaks the Nimsdai story features Nimsdai Purja who is one of the world’s greatest mountaineers and veteran of the Special Boat Service.

14 PEAKS The Nimsdai Story

Nimsdai was born in Nepal and like his father and brothers before, signed up to join the Gurkhas. Nims then passed selection for the UK’s special-forces and served another ten years with the Special Boat Service. After leaving the forces, Nims has gone on to become one of the world’s greatest mountaineers. He has accumulated an ever-growing list of record-breaking climbs and rescue missions. After one such mission, Nims was awarded an MBE for outstanding achievement in high-altitude mountaineering. His Netflix documentary, ’14 Peaks’, follows his attempt to summit all 14 of the world’s ‘Death Zone’ peaks in just seven months.

Transcript from ’14 PEAKS The Nimsdai Story’ podcast

Nims – Thank you Chris. You know it’s a really humbling. Everything I do in life, I give one-hundred percent and writing this book was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I’m not sure if i’m going to write another book if i’m honest. When you write something, it becomes black and white, then it becomes concrete. To write this amount of an enormous book up to this stage, it’s kind my autobiography. I grew up in a very small humbling background with almost nothing. To joining The Gurkhas, failing on the first attempt and then making it happen. Then going into the special forces and serving with the elite forces for ten years.

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Better To Die Than Be A Coward | The Gurkhas | Podcast #209

Better to die than be a coward, features Tim Gurung who is both a Nepalese Gurkha veteran and author of, ‘The Gurkhas’.

Better To Die Than Be A Coward | The Gurkhas | Tim Gurung

Known for their bravery and loyalty, the Gurkhas are an elite fighting force. They are recruited from tribes around Nepal’s Himalayan foothills for the Nepalese, Indian and British army. Tim Gurung’s book, ‘The Gurkhas’ focuses on their military history, with interviews from nearly one-hundred of their veterans.

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Tim – In Nepal you had a British army officer who would walk from village to village. I’m probably getting this a bit wrong because it was a long time ago. These young men would come forward and their dream was to be a Gurkha. They would have some criteria and I think you mentioned their chest would have to expand a certain amount of inches. You would have to carry a basket across a route march and some of these young men, they would walk for days to get to the recruitment post.

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My Life In The Death Zone | Nirmal ‘Nimsdai’ Purja MBE | #119

My Life In The Death Zone, features Nirmal ‘Nimsdai’ Purja MBE, ex Gurkha and Special Boat Service.

My Life In The Death Zone

 
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Nirmal (‘Nims’) Purja MBE was born in Nepal. He served as a Gurkha and in the elite Special Boat Service (SBS) before leaving to embark upon a record-breaking conquest of all fourteen of the world’s 8,000m peaks in under seven months – beating the previous record of eight years.

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Chris and Nims

C – Nims, how are you brother?

N – I’m good Chris, how are you doing?

C – Wonderful! As I was saying before, one day we can meet in Nepal and do some climbing, and we won’t have to speak over Zoom.

N – Well, we’re adapting, hopefully next year my man. This is positive I’m sure.

C – Yeah, I want to stand on the top of Mount Everest with you.

N – We’re going to make it happen buddy, we’re going to make it happen. ‘

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