Junko Tabei, The First Woman To Climb Mount Everest, Has Died
Junko Tabei died from cancer in a hospital near Tokyo. She was 77 years old.By Lindsey Pulse | October 23, 2016
The first woman to climb Mount Everest has died.
Junko Tabei passed away from cancer Thursday in a hospital near Tokyo. The mountaineer was 77 years old.
Tabei was a nearly lifelong climber — according to Japanese news outlet NHK, she began climbing after graduating from university.