TODAY marks what would have been Junko Tabei’s 80th birthday.
Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountaineer was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1975.
How and When did Junko Tabei die?
Tabei was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer in 2012; however, she continued with many of her mountaineering activities. She died in a hospital in Kawagoe on 20 October 2016
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