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Australian climbs 7 peaks in 7 continents in record time

AP  |  Kathamandu 

An Australian mountaineer scaled today, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organiser said.

scaled today, 117 days after he began his mission in

Iswari Poudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal said he got a phone call from base camp saying that Plain along with two guides reached the 8,850-metre peak at around 7 a.m. and were descending.

The 36-year-old Plain, from Perth, began his mission by in on January 16. He followed that with in South America, in Africa, in Papua New Guinea, which covers and Oceania, in and Denali in

A surfing accident in 2014 nearly left Plain with multiple injuries but he recovered to continue mountain

Polish had the previous record of fastest to climb the seven peaks, doing it in 126 days last year.

Several climbers were also heading to the summit today, according to

A Nepalese Sherpa guides reached the summit yesterday, fixing ropes and clearing paths for other climbers to begin their ascent to the peak.

Some 340 foreign climbers and many Nepalese Sherpa guides are attempting to climb Everest this month.

The popular spring season runs from March until the end of May, after which weather conditions on the mountain begin to deteriorate.

There are only about a couple of days of windows of good weather on the highest part of the peak in May, when climbers rush to attempt their way to the summit.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 13:40 IST