Junko Tabei was a Japanese mountaineer. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, located in Nepal and the first woman to ascend all the Seven Summits by climbing the highest peak on every continent.
Junko Tabei became the only woman to reach the mountains in 76 different countries. He first climbed near Mount Nasu. She was just 10 years old at that time.
In Google Doodle you can see that Junco’s animation has been created. In Doodle, Junco is seen climbing Mount Everest.
Junco reached Everest in 1975. At that time, he was 35 years old. After successfully climbing the summit, he was honored by the Emperor, Crown Prince and Princess of Japan. She became the only woman to reach the mountains in 76 different countries. 12 days before reaching Mount Everest, she was hit by an icy storm. One of his guides got him out of the snow. Even after this, he continued climbing.
Born: 22 September 1939, Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Died: 20 October 2016, Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Spouse: Masanobu Tabei (m. 1967–2016)
Children: Shinya Tabei
Books: Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei