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 When my child gets a bad grade on a test, I tell myself it's not a big deal. I don't gripe. I'm able to look at the bigger picture. Climbing has changed my values. 
— Junko Tabei
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 When I'm exhausted at the end of the day, I'm thankful that I'm at least safe and alive. 
— Junko Tabei speaking about mountaineering risks
 The mountain teaches me a lot of things. It makes me realize how trivial my personal problems are .. It also teaches me that life should not be taken for granted. 
— Junko Tabei about what mountains have thought her
 The most important thing is not being concerned about having the money, time or skills to climb, but the desire. Don't think too hard. Just do it. 
— Junko Tabei
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 Anyone with a pair of feet who can walk can climb 
— Junko Tabei

 I'm going to continue climbing until I'm incapable. Maybe when I'm 70 I'll slow down, but until then, I'll keep going and do whatever my body can handle 
— Junko Tabei about her retirement plans
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 I met my husband on a mountain, so my family has always been very supportive 
— Junko Tabei saying her family understands mountaineering
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 Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top - it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others - it rises from your heart 
— Junko Tabei after becoming the first woman to climb Everest in 1975
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