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Friday fact #16: The first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest

As of 1992 Tabei had become the first woman to summit the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
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Meet Junko Tabei, (Junko Ishibashi), a Japanese mountaineer (born Sept. 22, 1939, Miharu, Japan – died Oct. 20, 2016, Kawagoe, Japan).

Junko was the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. She achieved this on May 16, 1975.



As of 1992 Tabei had become the first woman to summit the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

In 2012 she was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer.