Hong Kong teacher becomes fastest woman to climb Mount Everest

Tsang Yin-hung, 45, climbed from the base camp – at 17,390 feet – to the summit – at 29,032 feet – in 25 hours and 50 分钟.

The previous record for fastest female climber was held by Phunjo Jhangmu Lama, from Nepal, who scaled the mountain in 39 hours and 6 分钟, 纽约邮报 已报告.

I just feel kind of relief and happy because I am not looking for breaking a record,” Tsang 说过 after her climb. “I feel relieved because I can prove my work to my friends, to my students.

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Tsang stopped only twice along the way so she could change clothes. Her climb was also not hindered by other climbers on some of the highest trails.

Tsang Yin-hung, 45, from Hong Kong, scaled Mount Everest from the base camp in 25 hours and 50 minutes and became the fastest female climber. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)

Tsang Yin-hung, 45, from Hong Kong, scaled Mount Everest from the base camp in 25 hours and 50 minutes and became the fastest female climber. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)

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