永山 貴博 Takahiro Nagayama
Manager of RIVERBANK, Minamikyushu City
From a young age, Takahiro has enjoyed outdoor activities, and influenced by family, he began skiing and mountaineering. As he approached the age of 30 while working in fashion and apparel, he developed a strong desire to pursue a career related to nature. Takahiro made a career change and joined THE NORTH FACE JAPAN, an outdoor apparel company. Starting as a shop staff member, he eventually transitioned to a press role, working hard to embody the brand's values. It was during this time that he discovered rock climbing, which has now become a significant part of his lifestyle. Currently, Takahiro works as a caretaker at "Riverbank Forest School," a facility housed in a former elementary school, where he has the opportunity to share the joy of outdoor play and nature experiences.
・ Riverbank Forest School Manager ・ AWESOME CLIMBING EQUIPMENT Founder ・ Sports Climbing Coach ・ Language: Japanese
I offer unique experiences utilizing the resources of the southern Satsuma region in Kagoshima. As an expert in the field, I provide opportunities such as rock climbing in scenic valleys and paddling packrafts to remote islands. I promise experiences that are beyond the ordinary, and I will support you to evoke the "adventurous spirit" sleeping in everyone. Even if you are a beginner, I will do my best to support those who want to challenge themselves.
Q: What is your most memorable experience in nature?
When I finally conquered the line I had been trying for three years in Kagoshima, it felt as if I was being blessed by nature, and I started to cry. At that moment, the voices of people around me seemed distant, while the sounds of waves, wind, and the grip of my climbing shoes on the rock became vividly clear. I could hear every sound emanating directly from nature.
Q: What does nature represent to you?
Purification of the soul and a guiding principle in life.
Q: What has nature taught you?
Be humble in the presence of nature. And feel the desire to preserve these landscapes for the future.
Q: What do you hope that people will get out of experiences with you as a guide?
I hope that through my guidance, you can acquire the skills to enjoy and appreciate nature. I also wish for you to develop a sense of respect, a spirit of challenge, and a heart filled with joy when it comes to nature.