Junko Tabei : The first woman atop the world

May 27, 2012

Junko Tabei : The first woman atop the world

by Tomoko Otake

Almost exactly 37 years ago, on the morning of May 16, 1975, then 35-year-old Junko Tabei and her Sherpa guide Ang Tshering reached the 8,763-meter South Summit of Mount Everest — their final halt before pushing on to the 8,848-meter peak itself. They made ...