The Rolex Awards for Enterprise
Junko Tabei made her mark as the first woman ever to scale Mt Everest and the first woman to have conquered the highest peaks on the seven continents — the Seven Summits.
For Junko Tabei, whose goal is to conquer the highest summits of every nation, climbing mountains is a way of life. Concurrent with her mountaineering activities, Tabei is the Japanese representative of the Himalayan Adventure Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the mountain environment.
Published in 1996