A Hong Kong teacher has become the fastest female climber to scale Mount Everest — smashing the previous record by more than 13 hours.
Tsang Yin-hung, 45, climbed the world’s highest peak from the base camp in 25 hours and 50 minutes, beating the record — of 39 hours and 6 minutes — set by a Nepali woman, Phunjo Jhangmu Lama.
“I just feel kind of relief and happy because I am not looking for breaking a record,” she said. “I feel relieved because I can prove my work to my friends, to my students.”
Tsang only took two breaks to change clothes between a base camp, located at 17,390 feet, to the 29,032-foot summit on May 23.
She said she barely encountered any other climbers on her way to the highest camp at South Col, and then after that, she only ran into people making their descent, which did not impact her speeding scaling the mountain.
“For the summit, it