The good weather on Mount Everest has led to several records last week.

The record for fastest ascent of the world's highest mountain by a woman has been held by a Hong Kong resident.

Due to the corona crisis, Mount Everest was closed to mountain climbers in 2020.

After the reopening, the good weather last week led to congestion by hundreds of mountaineers.

Tsang Yin-hun, a 45-year-old teacher from Hong Kong, climbed the 8,849-meter-high Mount Everest in 26 hours.

That sets a new record for the fastest ascent by a woman.

That is considerably slower than the fastest climb time.

Sherpa Lakpa Gelu once climbed the mountain in less than eleven hours.

Yin-hun believes her record was also a matter of luck.

"You don't just get to the top with your own skills and teamwork," says the teacher.

Chinese Zhang Hong became the first blind Asian to climb Mount Everest last week.

As of this week, the oldest American to reach the top of Nepalese mountain is 75-year-old Arthur Muir, eight years older than Bill Burke, who was 67 at the time of his record.

Nepal is in lockdown. The country is dealing with a new wave of COVID-19 infections. In the base camp of Mount Everest at 5,180 meters altitude, dozens of mountaineers became infected with the corona virus. Three of the more than forty expeditions therefore gave up their attempt to reach the top of the mountain.