According to CNN, a Nepalese Sherpa scaled Mt. Everest in 8 hours and 10 minutes. I thought I was doing good to complete the old 20 minute mile. No mention of whether he started at base camp or one of higher camps, anyone have any ideas?
KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) — A Nepalese Sherpa has broken the record for the fastest ascent of Mt. Everest, scaling the world's highest mountain in 8 hours and 10 minutes.
Pemba Dorji Sherpa, 26, surpassed the previous record by more than two hours, reaching the summit at 2:10 a.m. local time on Friday (2015 GMT Thursday), officials said.
The previous record of 10 hours and 46 minutes was set last year by fellow Sherpa, Lakpa Gheylu.
Pemba and Lakpa had been competing against each other to chip away at the record.