Srinagar, May 28: A climber from Hong Kong has broken the record for the fastest ascent to climb Mount Everest by a woman.
Mountaineer Tsang Yin-hung from Hong Kong as per reports scaled Mount Everest in just under 26 hours.
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 was quoted as saying by AFP.
“She left the base camp at 1:20 pm on Saturday and reached (the top at) 3:10 pm the next day,” Shrestha said.
But Tsang still needs to present her claim to officials from Guinness World Records to receive certification of her feat, he added.
The Nepal government certifies that climbers have reached the summit but does not issue certifications for records.
Currently the fastest woman to conquer Everest is Nepali Phunjo Jhangmu Lama completing 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.
Nepal has issued a record 408 Everest permits for this climbing season after last year’s season was cancelled due to the pandemic.