Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer, Died at 77


Junko Tabei was born on September 22, 1939, and died on October 20, 2016.

She was a Japanese mountaineer.

Tabei the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, and the first woman to complete the Seven Summits by climbing the tallest peak on every continent.

When she received her degree in English literature from Showa Women’s University, where she was a member of the mountain climbing club, Tabei formed the Ladies Climbing Club: Japan (LCC) in 1969.

At that time, she climbed mountains such as Mount Fuji in Japan and the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps.

As of 1972, she was a recognized mountain climber in Japan.

During the 1990-91 season, she reached the summit of Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest mountain.

He also summited Puncak Jaya.

Junko Tabei passed away at 77 years old.