Imagine all the possibilities. Open up a world map. Decide where, when, how and with whom. Then pack your knapsack and go. It's that simple for Junko Tabei when it comes to climbing mountains, no matter how high.

Tabei is the first woman to scale the "Seven Summits" -- the highest peaks on all seven continents.

She conquered Mount Everest in 1975, Kilimanjaro in 1980, Aconcagua peak in South America in 1987, Mount McKinley in Alaska, Elbrus in Georgia in 1989, Vinson Massif in Antarctica in 1991 and Australia's Kosciusko in 1992.