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Koshi Kagawa

I will guide you safely around Japan’s most difficult mountain, Mt. Tsurugi-dake

Mt. Tsurugi-dake has been a part of me ever since our first encounter when I was in the Mountaineering Club in university. I found a job with the Toyama Prefectural Police. I was a Mountain Guard in the Mountain Safety Division for 13 years involved in countless rescues in the Mt. Tsurugi-dake, Kurobe Gorge, and Mt. Yakushi-dake ranges. Guiding around Mt. Tsurugi-dake is my specialty.
I have climbed the southwest face of Alpamayo in South America (up to 5800 meters) (2013), the northwest ridge of Petite Verte, and the eastern face of Brevent in the European Alps (2017).


Mountain Guide Stage Ⅱ


Tateyama Guide Association

Mountain areas of expertise

snowless period

Trekking/ Climbing around north Tateyama range, Tateyama, Tsurugi-dake, Dainichi-dake, Kekachi 3 mountains & So-datake area
Trekking/ Climbing around south Tateyama range Goshiki-gahara, Yakushi-dake, Kurobe-goro-dake, Kumono-daira & Kuwasaki-yama area
Trekking/ Climbing around Yari-gatake, Hotaka-dake, Dai-kiretto, Nishi-hotaka-dake, Gendarme,kasumi-sawa-dake, Yake-dake & Norikura mountains area
Trekking/Climbing Kurobe river, Kami no rouka & Shimo no rouka
Climbing Alpine Route: Yari-gatake Kita-kama-o'ne, Tsurugi-dake North ridge, Tsurugi-dake Chojiro Valley, North ridge of Mae-Hotaka & Kita-ho east ridge

snowy period,snow remaining in season

Climbing around Tateyama range, Ushiro Tateyama range area in coldest winter season
Trekking/ hiking Tateyama murodo, Oku-dainichi-dake area in April-May, remaining snow season
Climbing around Yatsu-gatake area in coldest winter season
Climbing around Nishi-hotaka-dake & Nishi-ho Doppyo area in coldest winter season
Climbing around Karamatsu-dake in April-May, remaining snow season

Specialized Guide Information

Climbing equipment and tools
Mountaineering techniques (maps, ropes, etc.)
Hot springs Onsen

Foreign languages

English Communication skill
Able to communicate in a basic way

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