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RIP: Junko Tabei

Postby phydeux » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:09 pm

She was the 36th person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... dies-at-77

(and the first female, if that's important to you).
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Re: RIP: Junko Tabei

Postby dadndave » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:19 pm

I do think it's important considering the negativity she copped back then.
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Re: RIP: Junko Tabei

Postby jedicolin » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:23 am

A real shame to hear this sad news.
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Re: RIP: Junko Tabei

Postby JHH60 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:39 pm

RIP. She did it back when you actually had to know how to climb (and organize an expedition) to summit Everest.
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Re: RIP: Junko Tabei

Postby Simkin » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:17 pm

JHH60 wrote:RIP. She did it back when you actually had to know how to climb (and organize an expedition) to summit Everest.

Even in old days Irvine almost made it to the top though he did not have any prior climbing experience.

So today with all ropes and ladders set up by the guides you just pay and get on Everest?

What about K2?
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