New York, NY (August 11, 2020): In an incredible one year and 364 days, Viridiana Álvarez Chávez of Mexico climbed to a new Guinness World Records title. Her efforts broke the record title for the fastest ascent of the top three highest mountains with supplementary oxygen (female).

Viridiana’s journey started with Everest (8,848 meters; 29,029 feet high) on May 16, 2017, followed by K2 (8,611 meters; 28,251 feet) on July 21, 2018, and finalized at Kangchenjunga (8,586 meters; 28,169 feet) on May 15, 2019. The Mexican athlete climbed the K2 while using supplementary oxygen, the second-highest mountain in the world, and one of the most dangerous.

This Guinness World Records title was previously held by Go Mi-Sun (South Korea), whose ascent to the three highest mountains was achieved in two years and two days.

She was recently honored with her title during a remote ceremony featuring Raquel Assis, Senior Records Manager, Guinness World Records Latin America Records Management Team. “We continue to inspire the world through our record holders. Records motivate people to recognize their potential and look at the world differently. Congratulations Viridiana," said Raquel.

In addition to mountaineering, Viridiana serves as a public speaker during youth conferences and events to promote a message of breaking paradigms, the importance of emotional intelligence, a positive attitude, discipline, and consistency to achieve goals.

“My career as a mountaineer started with an unusual and inspirational purpose: a simple personal challenge to exercise, but I ended up giving up my office job; risking comfort to experience the magic of the mountains. It was proof that dreams do not have to be lifelong dreams and that anyone who sets them can achieve even what are considered ‘unattainable goals,’ such as breaking a world record,” added Viridiana.

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