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成瀬 洋平 Yohei Naruse

成瀬 洋平 Yohei Naruse

NARUSE CLIMBING SCHOOL, a climbing and sketching art school that offers a panoramic view of Mount Kasagi in Gifu Prefecture

Bio

From a young age​,​ Yohei developed a fondness for mountaineering and embarked on freestyle climbing during his high school years. Alongside this passion​,​ he independently studied watercolor painting and began working as a freelance illustrator at the age of 26. Returning to his hometown in Gifu Prefecture at the age of 28​,​ Yohei became actively involved in the development of the Kasagi Mountain climbing area. In 2017​,​ he obtained the Sports Instructor certification from the Japan Mountain Guides Association​,​ marking the beginning of his own climbing school.

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Certified Sport Climbing Instructor​,​ Japan Mountain Guides Association Illustrator Language: Japanese

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One unique aspect of my approach is my expertise and specialization in freestyle climbing​,​ ranging from bouldering to crack climbing. I am passionate about tailoring my instructions to small groups based on their individual skill levels​,​ ensuring a personalized and attentive experience. With the Kasagi Mountain climbing area as my home turf​,​ with many newly developed routes and first ascents​,​ I offer a truly unique and immersive experience akin to exploring my own backyard. I aim to cater to individuals who are seeking a challenging and fulfilling climbing adventure while receiving tailored guidance and instruction.

Guide Q&A

Q: What is your most memorable experience in nature?

The wind that passes over the freshly planted rice paddies, creating ripples in the water, is reminiscent of the scenes I witnessed in my childhood hometown.

Q: What does nature represent to you?

The source of all things.

Q: What has nature taught you?

Living in harmony with nature and actively engaging with it using our physical bodies.

Q: What do you hope that people will get out of experiences with you as a guide?

I want people to experience the realization that by taking time and allowing themselves to change, they can gradually draw closer to nature.

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Certified Sport Climbing Instructor​,​ Japan Mountain Guides Association Illustrator Language: Japanese

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