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29 April: Tribute to Ji Hyeonok

Ji Hyeonok (20 January 1961 – 29 April 1999) was a South Korean mountaineer. She is known as the first Korean woman to climb Mount Everest. she climbed several of the tallest mountains in the world, including Denali (Mount McKinley) in 1988, and Mount Everest in 1993, becoming the first Korean woman to do so, Gasherbrum I in 1997 and Gasherbrum II in 1998.

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