A Taiwanese woman climber along with legendary climber Nima Gyalzen Sherpa today made the fastest ascent of Mt Manaslu without using supplemental oxygen, officials said.
Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha, a liaison officer for the Manaslu expedition, confirmed that Tseng Ko-Erh aka Grace Tseng from Taiwan stood atop Manaslu true summit at 7:30am today as she left the base camp for summit push at 6:30pm on Monday.
Along with Grace, Nima Gyalzen Sherpa, Phurba Thiley Sherpa and Lakpa Tamang also scaled the mountain but they used supplemental oxygen, according to Dolma Outdoors. All four climbers made the speed record on Manaslu true summit, Shrestha said.
The team led by Nima Gyalzen reached camp I at 7:55, camp II at 10:25, camp III at 11:20pm, camp IV at 3:58 and summit point at 7:30am, the record shows.
Grace, 30, also completed her 12th mountain by reaching Manaslu true summit this season. She scaled Manaslu fore summit in 2019. Grace is on a mission to complete all 14 peaks at the youngest age. Multiple record holder Grace now has to climb Mt Cho Oyu and Shishapangma to achieve the feat.