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Hong Kong teacher sets record for the fastest female climb to Mount Everest | Everest News

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Tsang Yam-hsiung made his first summit in an expedition in 2017, reaching the summit in 25 hours and 50 minutes.

A Nepalese official said on Thursday that Hong Kong climber Tsang Yam-hsiung, a former teacher, recorded the world’s fastest record for a woman to climb Mount Everest in less than 26 hours.

Gyanendra Shrestha, a government liaison officer at the Everest base camp, said that the 44-year-old climbed 8,848.86 meters (29,031 feet) in a record time of 25 hours and 50 minutes on Sunday.

“She left base camp at 1:20 pm on Saturday afternoon and arrived (top) at 3:10 pm the next day,” Schresta told AFP.

But he added that Tsang Yinquan still needs to make her request to the Guinness World Records official to obtain her feat certification.

The Nepalese government certifies that climbers have reached the summit, but does not issue record certificates.

Zeng, formerly known as Ada, and her expedition organizer are now on their way to Kathmandu and have not yet commented.

The fastest woman to conquer Mount Everest was Phunjo Jhangmu Lama from Nepal. She completed the climb in 39 hours and 6 minutes.

In 2017, Tsang Yinquan became the first Hong Kong woman to reach the top. This is her third attempt to climb the Himalayas.

After last year’s climbing season was cancelled due to a pandemic, Nepal issued a record 408 Everest permits for this climbing season.

The tourism department said that as many as 350 people have reached the top of the mountain so far this spring, even though the country is battling a surge in coronavirus cases.

But at least two teams said that after some team members tested positive at the base camp, they cancelled the expedition plan.



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