Madhav Acharya

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National May 18, 2000

First woman to conquer Everest claims May '75 feat was unintended

A Japanese housewife who made climbing history May 16, 1975 by becoming the first woman to conquer the world's tallest peak says her achievement was unintended. "I never intended to set the record," said Junko Tabei, 60, who celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Everest ...