In the fall of 1832, Tatsu Takayama reached the 3,776-meter summit of Mount Fuji, becoming the first woman on record to have scaled Japan’s highest peak.
“I want to encourage all women to climb the mountain,” she said before reaching the summit, according to historical accounts.
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