19-year-old takes UK Everesting record under nine-hour mark

Mason Hollyman, who rides for Zappi Holdsworth, is the latest to break the record

Mason Hollyman (James Little @jameslttl)

The UK Everesting record has been beaten yet again, and another new fastest time will probably have been set by the time this article is published.

19-year-old Mason Hollyman, who rides for Holdsworth Zappi, is the first to take the record under the nine-hour mark, setting a new best time of eight hours and 28 minutes, with Everesting attempts having exploded in popularity during lockdown.

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