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Google Doodle honors Junko Tabei’s 80th birthday

Tabei that passed away in 2016 dedicated her adult life to climbing peaks, increasing the seas in over 70 nations.

“I wish to scale even more hills,” she explained in a 1991 interview with The Associated Press, 16 years later conquering Everest. “To think,’It was amazing,’ and then perish.”

To achieve this required beating stereotypes, along with a husband, at a nation that thought that a woman’s place was at the house. She also founded the Ladies Climbing Club in 1969 together with the slogan”Let us go on an international trip,” and attained the summit of Everest on May 16, 1975, as the pioneer of the climbing party of an all-female Western group.

“Most Japanese guys of the generation might expect the girl to keep in the home and clean home,” the mother of two stated from the 1991 interview.

In 1992, she became the first woman to finish the”Seven Summits,” attaining the highest peaks of the seven lands.

Tabei died of cancer in a hospital out Tokyo, Japanese media reported Saturday.

She had been born in 1939 at Miharu, a scenic farming city in Fukushima prefecture about 230 km (140 miles) north of Tokyo. Her very first summit was neighboring Mount Nasu together with her instructor in the fourth tier.

Later in life, she became worried about the degradation of Everest, finishing master’s research in 2000 at Kyushu University in southern Japan about the garbage problem since the renowned mountain was opened into more densely.

“Everest is becoming too crowded. It requires a break today,” she explained in a 2003 parade in Nepal to mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of this summit by Sir Edmund Hillary.

She kept climbing after being diagnosed with cancer four decades back, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said. She aimed to scale the tallest mountain in all the over 190 nations of the world. She dropped short, but ticked off more as lately as 2015, based on her site, at Niger, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Oman.