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A 59-year-old Nagoya woman has climbed the 8,201-meter Cho Oyu mountain on the China-Nepal border, her family said Monday.

The ascent by Eiko Hibi, a former lecturer at Aichi Gakuin University, makes her the oldest Japanese woman to conquer the peak, the Himalaya Association of Japan said. The previous record holder for Cho Oyu was Junko Tabei, 56, the first woman to climb Mount Everest.

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