Hachette are excited to announce the publication of Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks — My Life In The Death Zone by Nirmal (‘Nims’) Purja, due to release in September 2020.
Nims Purja MBE has spent 16 years serving in the UK military: six in the elite Gurkhas and ten in the secretive world of the UK’s Special Forces. He is also an extraordinary mountaineer and in 2019, Nims resigned from the special forces, sacrificing his pension and the security of his family, in pursuit of a unique and inspiring goal: a record-breaking conquest of all 14 of the world’s 8,000m ‘Death Zone’ peaks in under 7 months (the previous record was nearly 8 years).
In Beyond Possible, Nims will tell the story of his extraordinary life and this incredible accomplishment, for the first time. He will provide insight into how his tough Nepali upbringing and the lessons learned in his army life shaped his determination and allow readers into the gritty realities of a journey that is beyond the realms of possibility for most people. As one commentator remarked, his achievement was ‘like swimming to the moon.’
Nims says: ‘My comfort zone begins where most individuals quit. I want to establish a paradigm shift in the perception of human potential. My book will show everyone what happens when ambition meets limitless imagination. Beyond Possible is my gift to everyone who believes in doing the impossible – whatever kind of life they lead’.