Who was Junko Tabei, and How Can She Help With Your Website?
Junko Tabei - The History
Born on this day in 1939, Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1975.
She defied Japanese society norms when she left her young daughter with her husband to travel to Nepal.
In 2012, Tabei told the Japan Times that “Back in 1970s Japan, it was still widely considered that men were the ones to work outside and women would stay at home.“
“We were told we should be raising children instead,” she explained.
Junko Tabei however, did not like being classed as the First Woman to climb Everest.
Back in 1996, she told Sports Illustrated the she was the “36th person to climb Everest”
When Did Junko Tabei Start Climbing?
Tabei started climbing when she was 10 years old, back in 1949.
In total, Junko Tabei climbed 69 major mountains in more than 60 countries.
She even continued to climb after she had been diagnosed with cancer in 2012.
Unfortunately her battle ended on October 20th, 2016 at the age of 77.
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Disaster Struck On The Climb
When Tabei was around 20,000 feet up Mount Everest, she was pinned under 4 companions by an avalanche at their camp.
She became unconscious for about 6 minutes before she was dragged out of the snow by her Sherpa.
Despite being unable to stand for 2 days after the disaster, Tabei managed to achieve her ambition by reaching the summit 12 days later.
So How Can Junko Tabei Help Me With My Website?
You have all heard of Google right?
And you must know that Google have something called the “Google Doodle”.
This is the picture you see every time you go to their website.
This Doodle changes every day, and is always relevant to the days event.
It was on this day (22nd September) that Junko Tabei achieved the mountain climb.
The majority of the World are searching for who she was.
By following Googles rules of getting a current trend for each day, you too can add things like this to your website.
By adding your own “Google Doodle” picture, or simply adding a Blog Post on the subject, you can tap in to current trends.
This will then help build your website, and keep you current.
So Why Not Try This Yourself.
By taking Googles example of choosing famous people, events, inspirations etc for their page – just like the Birthday of Junko Tabei – you too can tap in to this.
Add daily blogs on subjects relevant to your niche, and trending on Google, and you will enhance the reach of your website.