Hong Kong’s Tsang Yin Hung, aka Ada, has set a new world record for the fastest female climber on Mount Everest.
She began her ascent at 1:20 p.m. on Saturday and arrived at the summit at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday.
She climbed to the summit in 25 hours and 50 minutes. She has now broken the world record for speed climbing by a woman, according to Dreamers Destination Treks and Adventure Pvt. Ltd, an expedition company.
Phunjo Jhangmu Lama (Nepal) previously held the record by completing the climb in 39 hours and 6 minutes. She set out from basecamp at 3.20 p.m. on May 15th and arrived at the summit at 6.26 a.m. on May 17th.
Hung had previously attempted to reach the summit on May 12th. She had to return from 8,750 meters due to high-speed wind and continuous snow.
Hong Kong’s Hung was accompanied to the summit by Phurba Tenjing Sherpa (Team Leader), Pemba Dorjee Sherpa (Sardar), Phurba Thiley Sherpa (Main summit guide), Mingma Nuru Sherpa, Padam Tamang, and Nima Gyalzen Sherpa.
When she reached the top, she thought of her students, who had challenged her to climb Mt Everest, and her family. “You cannot transfer to the next level if you are unable to fulfill your dream,” Hung’s mother encouraged her.
She was overjoyed to be able to realize her dream after surviving the Everest earthquake. She became enamored with mountains after climbing Mt Everest, and on May 22, 2019, she summited Mt Everest for the second time.
She has climbed 5000- to 6000-meter peaks more than 20 times between 2011 and 2019.
“To me, the Sherpas are more than teachers; they are brothers, friends, relatives, and life saviors,” she told Khabarhub, explaining why she climbs mountains. In Nepal, I climb the mountains to meet and keep in contact with them.”
Mountains, she believes, provide refreshment and constructive thinking, as well as keeping an individual humble and blessed. “People used to tell me you were so strong,” she said, “but I never thought I was that strong.” “Mountains are so strong,” she said.
The mountains, in her opinion, cannot be fought or challenged. The only thing to keep in mind is that the natural phenomena in the mountains should be beneficial to the climber.
“As you can see from my experiences,” she continues, “I struggled twice due to inevitable circumstances.”
“Speed climbing is not for the record; it is for self-satisfaction,” she explained.