Sawanobori - Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

In August 2018, a handful of The North Face climbers travelled into the spectacular Japanese wilderness to dive into the realm of ‘Sawanobori’ - the revered art of scaling mountain streams, despite Mother Nature doing all she can to push them back. Powering through conditions that rendered traditional climbing shoes completely useless, this was unlike any adventure the team had done before.

6 Apr, 2019

I am totally lost for words. Stunned. Sea-level traversing turned 90 degrees, with a bit of Scottish winter on a hot day.

And remember, in addition to all those little biting things, Japan has those giant hornets...

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