Hong Kong climber sets new record as fastest woman to scale Mount Everest

She beat the record set by Nepali woman Phunjo Jhangmu Lama in 2017, who climbed Everest in 39 hours and 6 minutes in 2018

A mountaineer from Hong Kong, Tsang Yin-hung has become the fastest woman to scale Mount Everest.


The Hong Kong teacher, 45, start her journey from the base camp at 17,390 feet to the world's highest peak at 29,032 feet in 25 hours and 50 minutes, before arriving back in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sunday, May 23.


She beat the record set by Nepali woman Phunjo Jhangmu Lama in 2017, who climbed Everest in 39 hours and 6 minutes in 2018. Tsang only stopped twice to change clothes between the base camp and the summit.


After reaching the highest camp at South Col, she only crossed paths with those making their descent, which didn't slow her down.


Tsang said it the luck which works in her favour "For the summit, it is not just not your ability, team work; I think luck is very important."


Also on Sunday, Arthur Muir, 75, became the oldest American to climb the world’s highest peak at 8,848.86-metres (29,031 feet).

 

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