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Junko Tabei
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Tabei at Communism Peak in 1985
Personal information
Birth name田部井 淳子
Born22 September 1939
Miharu, Fukushima
Died20 October 2016(2016-10-20) (aged 77)

Junko Tabei (田部井 淳子 Tabei Junko?, 22 September 1939 – 20 October 2016) was a Japanese mountaineer. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She completed her climb of Mount Everest in 1975. [1] She was also the first woman to climb all Seven Summits by climbing the highest peak on every continent. She was born in Miharu, Fukushima.

Tabei died of peritoneal cancer on 20 October 2016 in Kawagoe, Saitama. She was 77.[2]