- Phunjo Jhangmu Lama
- 39:6 hour(s):minute(s)
- Nepal ()
The fastest woman to climb Everest from the south (Nepal) side is Phunjo Jhangmu Lama (Nepal), who completed her climb in a time of 39 hours 6 minutes. She left basecamp at 3.20 p.m. on 15 May 2018 and reached the top at 6.26 a.m. on 17 May.
Lama grew up in the Gorkha District of Nepal, where she used to work as a yak and dzo herder before becoming a mountain guide.