ARKTOUS IDOLS

Our Idols are selfless pioneers who courageously and with for most humans unimaginable and immense willpower endured the obstacles thrown at them and through dedication and sacrifice pushed human limitations.

 

We look to the many explorers we idolize and recognize how they pushed the boundaries and thus changed the world. Being inspired by explorers is for us, not so much about the oceans they crossed, the poles they reached or the summits they conquered. As impressive as those exploits are, the real privilege of inspiration gained from explorers is their mindset on challenges, dreams and passions.

 

We wish to recognize those who have inspired us to go further, to do better, to be selfless and most egoistic, to reach heights and depths higher or lower than any physical point. We believe that the highest heights ever reached by humans is in overcoming their own limitations.

 

The slogan of Arktous “Forged under pressure” is strongly represented in each and every one of our Idols. Like the gems and metal we use in our jewelry our Idols have gone through a staggering journey under immense pressure, and come out on the other side more sharpened and determined. We believe Arktous is a perfect representation of the individuals who face the many challenges head on and through dedication and determination push limits to the extent of human limitations. 

 

Bear in mind that In the assessment of below listed idols it is not a single deed or deeds we recognize and idolize, but the mere psychological significance.

In some cases it is even the worst deeds that has taught us the most important lessons, therefore we believe that there is no deed that is of major psychological significance to humans that should go unrecognized, for the better or worse.

 

Our hopes and goals for the future is to be able to support and sponsor those who inspire us so that people who are able to imagine the unimaginable and willing to take upon them the heavy burden of making the impossible, possible, can continue to inspire us and the human kind to always try to make our world somewhat better to live in. 

 

Our list of Idols is not ranked in any ranking order.

Nirmal Purja


This is Nirmal Purja, usually known as Nims, and some of the things he’s done really defy belief. Like climbing two of the world’s tallest peaks – back-to-back, with no sleep. Or tackling Everest while on “vacation” from his former job in the special forces. In his own words, he’s here to break boundaries, and those boundaries are really high up.

The mission he began in 2019 was grandiose in every respect: climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000m mountains, a feat first achieved by the legendary Reinhold Messner in 1986. The last climber to do it took more than seven years. Nims wanted to do it in six months. To do that, he’d need to skip the weeks-long period of acclimatisation and recovery that normally lets people climb only one or two such mountains a year.



Visit Nims page and learn more about this inspiring man

Nirmal Purja


This is Nirmal Purja, usually known as Nims, and some of the things he’s done really defy belief. Like climbing two of the world’s tallest peaks – back-to-back, with no sleep. Or tackling Everest while on “vacation” from his former job in the special forces. In his own words, he’s here to break boundaries, and those boundaries are really high up.

The mission he began in 2019 was grandiose in every respect: climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000m mountains, a feat first achieved by the legendary Reinhold Messner in 1986. The last climber to do it took more than seven years. Nims wanted to do it in six months. To do that, he’d need to skip the weeks-long period of acclimatisation and recovery that normally lets people climb only one or two such mountains a year.



Visit Nims page and learn more about this inspiring man

Nirmal Purja


This is Nirmal Purja, usually known as Nims, and some of the things he’s done really defy belief. Like climbing two of the world’s tallest peaks – back-to-back, with no sleep. Or tackling Everest while on “vacation” from his former job in the special forces. In his own words, he’s here to break boundaries, and those boundaries are really high up.

The mission he began in 2019 was grandiose in every respect: climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000m mountains, a feat first achieved by the legendary Reinhold Messner in 1986. The last climber to do it took more than seven years. Nims wanted to do it in six months. To do that, he’d need to skip the weeks-long period of acclimatisation and recovery that normally lets people climb only one or two such mountains a year.



Visit Nims page and learn more about this inspiring man