1996 Jury Member

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Location: Japan

Junko Tabei
Japan, 1939-2016

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.

Other 1996 Jury Members