Junko Tabei

First Woman to Climb Everest Dies at 77

TOKYO, Oct 24 – Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest and later to conquer the world’s seven highest peaks, has died at the age of 77, Japanese media reported. Tabei, who died in hospital on Thursday after a battle with cancer, was a member of the Japanese Women’s Everest Expedition in 1975

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