Mar 10, 2010

The first lady to conquer Mount Everest for the first time in history is JunkoTabei. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. It is part of the Himalayas in the Asian Continent and lies between the border of Nepal, China and Tibet.Since its the highest mountain in the world it attracts experienced mountaineers from across the world. 

Junko was born in 1939 on 23rd May. She is married and has got two children. Her dream of reaching the summit fulfilled in the year 1975 on May 16th. She had obtained degree in English literature and she formed the “Ladies Climbing Club” in 1969 in Japan. Fifteen women were selected for the expedition from hundreds of entries.

In 1992, Junko became the first woman to complete the journey Mt. Everest and to Seven Summits. She also had a dream of climbing the highest peaks in all the countries of the world. At the age of 70, she is working on ecological concerns and is currently the director of Himalayan Adventure Trust in Japan.



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