On May 16, 1975, Junko Tabei became the first woman to stand atop Mount Everest, the world's highest peak at 8,848 meters. In the four decades since her climb, many other women have followed in her footsteps. Over 400 women have reached the summit, including Malavath Poorna, the youngest at age 13 to reach the summit, and Lakpa Sherpa, who has reached the summit more times than any other woman.
Not stopping at Everest, Junko Tabei also became the first woman to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on each continent.
Junko Tabei was not only an exceptional mountaineer but also an author and teacher. She wrote seven books, organized environmental projects to clean up trash left by climbers on Everest, and led annual climbing trips up Mount Fuji for teenagers affected by the Great East Japan Disaster.
Junko Tabei left a significant mark in mountaineering history and served as an inspiration for many generations of climbers to come. She opened the door for female climbers worldwide. She passed away on October 20, 2016, from peritoneal cancer, but her spirit and contributions live on.
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