How An Avalanche Failed To Stop The First Woman Climbing Everest

The story of the greatest female mountain climber of all time

Junko Tabei standing on the summit of Everest on May 16, 1975. Source The Times

Six whole minutes had already passed. Six minutes of being buried beneath a mass of snow, rock, ice and soil. Six minutes of not being able to breathe.




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