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Phunjo Lama smashes women's record for fastest Mt Everest ascent

Phunjo Lama smashes women's record for fastest Mt Everest ascent

KATHMANDU, May 25:Phunjo Jhangmu Lama of Gorkha district, has achieved a new record for the fastest ascent to Sagarmatha, climbing the world's highest mountain in less than 15 hours.

Phunjo reached the world's highest peak at 6:23 a.m. on Thursday, setting a new record for the fastest ascent by a woman.

Khimlal Gautam, Chief of the Tourism Department's Temporary Field Office, reported that Phunjo reached the summit of the highest peak at 6:23 a.m., having begun her journey at 3:52 p.m. on Wednesday from Everest Base Camp.

She made it to the top of the globe in 14 hours and 31 minutes.

Phunjo set a record in 2018 by climbing Mount Everest in 39 hours and 6 minutes.

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