No oxygen, proper summit routine and Nothing Is Impossible.
All of the three summits were done without oxygen. Nimsdai said: “I was leading and guiding without oxygen – I was checking in and making sure everyone was ok, fed and rested and strong. And for me when I do a summit push it is from Base Camp to the summit and then from the summit back to Base Camp. For me that’s the only way to do it. It has to be authentic – no helicopter lifts back to Base Camp – unless the summit is void or there’s an emergency situation or rescue and someone needs a helicopter.”
Nimsdai said that the best part of the expedition for him was seeing people achieve their new possible and although setting new records had not been on his mind when climbing because he was guiding, it was good to know that there were still more ways to inspire.
He said: “For me one of the best bits is to be with the best Sherpas and I’m climbing with no oxygen, but I’m still in control and running the show – keeping up with the fittest clients I have ever worked with – it shows nothing is impossible.
“Some people will always be negative, they can’t think outside the box - they can’t believe these things can be done – but we are in a different league here, and I am proud to be inspiring people to achieve their own dreams.
“This is for the whole climbing community. If the younger generation, and the Nepal climbing community, see these achievements being done, it shows it can be done. Before #14Peaks, no one believed all 14 x 8,000m peaks could be done in six months and now people are looking at it and going ‘I could do that.’ They can follow that inspiration and vision to achieve their own goals – I’m proud to be helping to inspire people like this. Nothing is impossible.”