Hong Kong Women Breaks Record For the Fastest Ascent of Everest
Hong Kong mountaineer Tsang Yin-hung has recorded the world’s fastest ascent of Everest in 26 hours by a woman, Nepal officials said on Thursday.
Tsang, 44, scaled the 8,848.86-metre (29,031 feet) mountain in a record time of 25 hours and 50 minutes on Sunday.
Everest base camp's government liaison officer Gyanendra Shrestha said, she left her camp on Saturday at 1:20 pm and reached the top on Sunday at 3:10 pm. He added that she has to present her achievement in Guinness World Record to receives Certification for her feats.
Ms. Tsang and her expedition organizers, who are now en route to Kathmandu, have yet to comment.
The fastest woman to conquer Everest had been Nepali Phunjo Jhangmu Lama when she completed the climb in 39 hours 6 minutes.
In 2017, Tsang became the first Hong Kong woman to reach the top. It was her third attempt at scaling the Himalayan peak.
In the last years, Nepal has not issued Everest permits due to pandemics. But now Nepal has issued a record 408 Everest permits for this climbing season.
According to the tourism department, up to 350 people have summited the mountain so far this spring.