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Takashi Sugawara

Government Official, Tsuruoka City Office in Tsuruoka

Wilderness Adventures

PRESENTED ON NOV 22, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 152

Government official Takashi Sugawara talks about the beautiful and mountainous city of Tsuruoka. Though small in population, Tsuruoka is filled with BIG adventure in the boundless wilderness. From snowy mountain tops to gorgeous traditional architecture, there's so much to see in Tsuruoka.

鶴岡市役所 都市計画課の菅原崇さんが、山の大自然の美しさが魅力の山形県鶴岡市をたっぷり紹介してくださいます。人口は少なくても、鶴岡には際限ない大自然アドベンチャーにあふれています。雪景色の山頂から華やかな伝統的日本建築まで、鶴岡は見所満載です!

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On Top of the Gotanda Mountain

BY CHRISTIAN RIDDER
IN BERLIN

Christian Ridder shares a few of his beautifully brushed ink paintings created while living in Tokyo "on top of the Gotanda mountain." A portfolio full of great images can be found on his blog here.

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Climbing for a Cause

BY AVIVA PRAGER
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2013

In order to help raise funds and awareness in the battle against cancer, Aviva Prager and many others attempt to climb Mt. Shasta. She outlines the difficulties of the climb and shows off some breathtaking vistas from the peak.

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Conquering Mt. Fuji

BY JOHNNY LINNERT
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

PechaKucha's own Johnny Linnert tells his story of climbing Japan's tallest mountain/active vocano: Fuji-san. From his experience of climbing up with the mountain with his friends, he gives advice on what to expect from such a grand adventure. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 31, 2014.

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Summit 2 Sea: The Expedition

BY JESSE SHIMROCK
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

"On this southern side [of the mountain ridge] it drops down about 7000ft (2,133m) almost dead vertical into the abyss."

In "Summit 2 Sea: The Expedition" from PechaKucha Accident Vol. 4Jesse Shimrock shares his harrowing month long experience of being on the first expedition to summit North America's highest mountain, Alaska's Denali at 20,320ft (6,914m) and then descend all the way to sea level ending on a rafting expedition from river to ocean. His adventures in the wilderness inspire us to push our limitations and serve a testament of the audacity and fortitude of the human condition.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 5th, 2015.

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Trail Cairns - More than just Piles of Rocks

BY ALLEN CRABTREE
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 25, 2016

Allen Crabtree lives in Sebago and writes the “Senior Rambles”, a regular hiking column for the Bridgton News with hiking trips and tips for Seniors in Western Maine and the White Mountains.  He is the co-leader of the Denmark Mountain Hikers, a group of mainly seniors who have been climbing a mountain every Friday, all year round, for the last 6 ½ years.  Allen also writes about his travels to interesting places around the globe, is a frequent teacher of classes at the Senior College in Bridgton, has published poetry and yarns, and is in the middle of writing a book on hiking for seniors

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Nordic Walking: The Perfect Winter City Outdoor Activity

BY SUSAN YACKULIC
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"From city streets to mountain peaks, all you have to do is go where your poles take you and enjoy the outdoors."

Susan Yackulic sheds light on the joys of urban poling, showing how a pair of nordic poles are an easy and accessible tool to keep healthy and happy while encouraging you to explore your own city on foot.

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Connecting People Through Trails

BY GRETE GANSAUER
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Grete Gansauer shares her experience in helping to coordinate and build a large trail network around Kalispell, Montana. She describes her efforts to coordinate funraising and land purchases for conservation and public access, and inspires us all to get out and volunteer.

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My Favorite Mountain

BY MARY HARNETT
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Mary Harnett is a master storyteller applying her kills as an artist to describe her favorite mountain. Her words compliment her pictures and vice versa. She takes us through a journey of nature as seen through the artist's eye.