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Junko Tabei Becomes First Woman to Summit Mount Everest (1975) Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Junko Tabei Becomes First Woman to Summit Mount Everest (1975)

Tabei founded a climbing club for women in Japan in 1969 and, by 1972, was a recognized mountain climber. When Japanese newspaper and television companies sponsored an all-female expedition to climb Mount Everest, Tabei was one of the 15 women selected to go. In 1975, after months of training and preparation, the 35-year-old mother of two became the first woman to reach Everest's 29,035-foot (8,850-m) summit. What disaster partway up the slope nearly ended the climb? More...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:47:15 PM

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Not sure about ' summit ' as a verb.
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