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  • The man and the mindset that summitted K2 in winter
  • Written by: Nimsdai Purja
  • Narrated by: Elliot Fitzpatrick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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Written by: Nimsdai Purja
Narrated by: Elliot Fitzpatrick
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An SBS Gurkha soldier's account of how his tough Nepali upbringing and the lessons learned in his army life enabled his record-breaking conquest of all 14 of the world's 8,000m peaks in under seven months. What happens when ambition meets limitless imagination? 

Enter Project Possible: a seemingly unreachable goal to climb all 14 'death zone' mountains in record time. The previous record was seven years, 10 months and six days. 

I did it in six months. 

This is the inside story of my incredible adventure. As a kid in Nepal, barefoot in the mountains, I developed the resilience I needed to later join the Gurkhas, one of the most fearless forces in the British Army. Then in the Special Boat Service I served in some of the world's most dangerous warzones. 

But my next challenge was even more of a test. 

In Beyond Possible I reveal how I conquered the world's most dangerous peaks, breaking several world records in the process. With my elite training, I was able to adapt quickly to the lethal conditions, rarely phased by the lung-burning temperatures or brutal winds. Fear became irrelevant because I had belief. 

In the death zone, I came alive. But even after facing countless challenges, right at the peak of my achievements, my world fell apart when my mother was hospitalised.  

But I survived and ultimately conquered the most deadly and hostile mountains on the planet. Beyond Possible is my story. 

©2020 Nimsdai Purja (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Amazing story of Survival

Loved this Audio book. I have listened to it so many times, I have favorites chapters, definitely worth it.

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Amazing story

I love a story that has substance & this is nothing short of amazing. Nims has completed the impossible and made it possible.

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one of the most inspiring books I have ever read.

Loved every minute of it. it goes much more in depth than what you see in the movie. I would love if it was read by Nims himself. Still in overall a must read for any personal growth enthusiast.

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Obsessed with Purja

I watched the movie 14 Peaks on Netflix and immediately bought this book. I love Nim’s management style. His relentless attitude is so inspiring. Absolutely recommend this book!!

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Great story

Enjoyed learning about the doubts he experienced. Puts it in a human perspective. Even the best people go through it.

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Beyond motivational

Definitely in my top 3 books that I’ve read. I listened to the book in a record that since I was hooked from the beginning. I can’t wait for the Netflix documentary to come out. Thank you Nims and team for this treasure.
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A dull summary of an interesting trip

I had high hopes for this book as the feat itself is remarkable. Sadly, the book did not delve into the philosophy of climbing but was instead a surface level account of being a "badass". For a film it might work but it could not hold my interest as a book. Too bad.

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Everything is possible

A beautiful book, beautifully read. It feels like you are listening to Nimsdai himself telling his story.

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Great inspiring story

This is a real page-turner (audiobook) which is entertaining and an inspiring adventure of Nimsdai climbing the world’s 8,000m peaks in record time with setbacks and high altitude rescue operations. I found it refreshing that this story is based on the perspective of a Nepali/former British Gurkha special forces person rather than your trupical
Westerner adventurer. Highly recommended, I wish it lasted longer.

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truly inspiring

amazing story. lessons in the appendix really hit home for me. give 100% to the now

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