Nirmal Purja’s ’14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible’, a Netflix documentary, has garnered widespread international attention
The Netflix documentary ’14 peaks: Nothing is Impossible,’ which was released on November 29 and has received worldwide acclaim, follows Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja aka Nimsdai on his mission to summit all 14 peaks above 8000 metres in seven months. Purja, also known as Nimsdai, exhibits an attitude that screams ‘nothing is impossible’ throughout his journey.
Following the documentary’s release two days ago, people all over the world have showered the film with unrelenting praise. The film currently has an 8.6 rating on imdb and an 83 percent rating from rotten tomatoes, according to the critics who have reviewed it.
It has also been ranked fifth on the list of Top 10 documentaries on Netflix.
Other accolades have been bestowed upon the film, including The Guardian Film Choice and The Sunday Times’ Pick of the Week.
This Project Possible film, directed by Torquil Jones, is an attempt to explore “Nepal’s deep connection to high-altitude mountaineering” through the eyes of Nimsdai, as seen through the eyes of the film’s protagonist.
The film contains 100 hours of footage captured by Nimsdai and his team during their expedition to the world’s highest peaks, which took place between April and October of this year.
Mt Everest, K2, Kanchanjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri I, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna 1 and 2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, and Shishapangma were all conquered by him and his team of skilled Sherpas, overcoming difficult weather conditions and demonstrating incredible determination. They broke the previous record of Kim Chang-ho of South Korea, who took
“Recognize that nothing is impossible, and allow this film to serve as inspiration. When I first started, no one knew who this guy was, no one believed me when I said I was serious, and no one believed I would actually do what I said I would do. Now, here we are, with 14 peaks being broadcast to its 180 million subscribers in 191 countries across the globe. And it’s a wonderful sensation! “Nimsdai describes it this way:
In life, we all have our own personal mountains to climb – it may not be an 8000er, but whatever it is, know that you are capable of completing it.