masa-alpin

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I started climbing in Japan, then moved to the UK and `found' trad climbing. I fell in love with it immediately. My utmost passion has been and is always mountaineering. Trad is the closest one can get to it. Any one fancy doing wild mountaineering with me?

Location
Highland

Best Climbing Experience
UK-winter: Piggott's Route (Beinn Eighe), UK-summer: Link Cove Gill (Patterdale)
UK-rock: Valkyrie (Roaches Lower Tier)
EU-summer: Frendo Spur (Aiguille du Midi in French Alps), EU-winter: Les Formes de Chaos (Ceillac)
World-winter: Traverse from Akamine to Nyoho (Nikko, Japan)

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Personal Webpage
http://www.saferclimbing.org/

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Interests Outside Climbing
Martialarts (Jiu Jitsu and Aikido), Astronomy

About My Photography
My photo selection is accessible at my Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alpiniste/

Photo Gallery

Aiguille du Midi and Arête des Cosmiques over Chamonix valley

Aiguille du Midi and Arête des Cosmiques over Chamonix valley
© Masa Sakano

Fall during Greg Boswell's attempted first ascent of Banana Wall (XII, 12), Coire an Lochain. He sent it later on the day.

Fall during Greg Boswell's attempted first ascent of Banana Wall (XII, 12), Coire an Lochain. He sent it later on the day.
© Masa Sakano

Max Cole leading the final snow ridge to the summit of Mont Maudit via Frontier Ridge (Arête Küffner).

Max Cole leading the final snow ridge to the summit of Mont Maudit via Frontier Ridge (Arête Küffner).
© Masa Sakano

Nige Kershaw on The Screamer, Reiff, North-West Highland.

Nige Kershaw on The Screamer, Reiff, North-West Highland.
© Masa Sakano

A climber on Cure by Choice (HVS), Bosigran Ridge Area, taken on 22 April 2011.

A climber on Cure by Choice (HVS), Bosigran Ridge Area, taken on 22 April 2011.
© Masa Sakano

Climber on Crow's Nest Direct, Gimmer Crag on a sunny summer day

Climber on Crow's Nest Direct, Gimmer Crag on a sunny summer day
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Climbers on Tower Ridge

Climbers on Tower Ridge
© Masa Sakano

Climber on Inbred, Creag Dubh (2017-06-30)

Climber on Inbred, Creag Dubh (2017-06-30)
© Masa Sakano

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