Hong Kong Woman mountaineer records world’s fastest ascent of Mt. Everest

Tsang Yin-hung, mountaineer from Hong Kong has recorded the world’s fastest ascent of Everest by a woman doing so in just 26 hours.

Important Facts

  • Tsang Yin-hung has climbed the 8,848.86-metre mountain in 25 hours and 50 minutes which is a record time. This was her third attempt.
  • Earlier in the year 2017, Tsang became the first woman from Hong Kong to have climbed to the top of the mountain.
  • Earlier record created by Phunjo Jhangmu, a woman mountaineer from Nepal. She had climbed the mountain in 39 hours 6 minutes. Tsang Yin-hung broke her record.
  • Arthur Muir of America also became the oldest American person to climb to the top of the mountain aged 75 years.

About Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level, in the world and it is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The Nepal–China border runs across its summit point. Recently in the year 2020 the authorities from Nepal and China have measured its height as of 8,848.86 m.

Mount Everest is also a famous climbing spot which attracts experienced mountaineers from around the globe. There are two main climbing routes: The standard route which is from the south-east in Nepal and the other is from the north in Tibet.

Climbing this mountain is difficult as it presents lot of dangers that includes extreme weather, altitude sickness, rough winds and other significant hazards occurring from avalanches, etc. As of 2019, around 300 people have died on Mount Everest, many of whose bodies are not recovered and remain on the mountain.

About Nepal

Capital: Kathmandu

President: Bidya Devi Bhandari

Prime Minister: Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli

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