Photo: Yasuyuki Okubo standing at the top of Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica.(DEAF-UNION)
Yasuyuki Okubo, a Deaf man living in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, succeeded in reaching the top of Vinson Massive (4987 meters), the highest peak of Antarctica at 16:00, January 2, 2009 at local time, the first achievement ever as a Deaf climber in the the world.
Okubo said in his e-mail.
"I have suffered from bad weather everyday. But after having getting it over, I finally made it. Thank you for rooting, support and cooperation."
Source: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing NEWS