Dec 21, 2020
In this episode, Derek Franz narrates “To Look the Bear in the
Eye: The Life of Yasushi Yamanoi,” a story by Sartaj Ghuman that
was first published in Alpinist 62 (Summer 2018).
Yamanoi is among the few who have established new climbs, alone and
in alpine style, on 8000-meter peaks. His many significant climbs
earned him a Piolet d’Or Asia Lifetime Achievement Award, but the
Japanese alpinist is disinclined to self-promote. In this story
Ghuman joins Yamanoi as a liaison officer on an expedition in the
Zanskar region of India in search of a deeper dialogue with the
[Photo] Yasushi Yamanoi collection
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Audio Production by Nick Mott.