14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible is one of the best and most inspiring documentaries I have seen. Similar to Free Solo, it is the ultimate testament to the power of humans and what we can do.
14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible is about the crazy six month journey of Nimsdai Purja and his team. Purja and his team climbed the 14 mountains in the world that are 8000 meters or higher over the course of a 6 month period. This included climbing some mountains in one day, one of which Purja completed while hungover.
The video quality in 14 Peaks is very amazing, as well as the storytelling and pace of the documentary. As the documentary mentions, most climbers plan out just one of these trips for 2 months+. Climbing just one 8000 meter mountain is an astonishing feat in its own right, so the fact that Purja completed 14 climbs in 6 months is just insane.
14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible was just released on Netflix yesterday, but I would expect it to quickly climb on the top 10 charts as word of mouth spreads. Throughout the course of the two hours or so of the show, you will definitely find yourself in awe and admiration of what Purja and his team were able to accomplish.
14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible Recommendation Rating: 5
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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