Tsang Yin-hung, who reached the summit on an expedition in 2017, reached the summit in 25 hours and 50 minutes.
Hong Kong climber Tsang Yin-hung, a former teacher, recorded the world’s fastest female ascent of Everest with a time of just under 26 hours, a Nepalese official said on Thursday. .
Tsang, 44, scaled the 8,848.86-meter (29,031-foot) mountain in a record time of 25 hours and 50 minutes on Sunday, Everest Base Camp government liaison officer Gyanendra Shrestha said. .
“She left base camp at 1:20 pm Saturday and reached (the top at) 3:10 pm the next day,” Shrestha told AFP.
But Tsang has yet to present his claim to Guinness World Records officials to receive certification for his feat, he added.
The Nepalese government certifies that climbers have reached the top but does not issue certifications for the records.
Tsang, known as Ada, and her expedition organizers are now on their way to Kathmandu and have not yet commented.
The fastest woman to conquer Everest was Nepalese Phunjo Jhangmu Lama when she completed the climb in 39 hours 6 minutes.
In 2017, Tsang became the first woman from Hong Kong to reach the top. It was his third attempt to climb the Himalayan summit.
Nepal issued a record 408 Everest permits for this climbing season after last year’s season was canceled due to the pandemic.
Up to 350 people have reached the top of the mountain so far this spring, the tourism department said, even as the country battles a peak in coronavirus cases.
But at least two teams have said they have abandoned expedition plans after some team members tested positive at base camp.