Exhibit celebrates late alpine adventurer

The climbing gear and a diary of the late adventurer Naomi Uemura are currently on display at a museum in Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward dedicated to the renowned adventurer.

Uemura became Japan’s first mountain climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest and the world’s first to make summits on each of the five continents. After successfully completing the world’s first solo winter climb at Mount McKinley on his birthday in 1984, he was reported missing and was later presumed dead.

The opening of the special exhibition at the Uemura Adventure Museum was scheduled to commemorate the Feb. 12 event and will continue until Feb. 16. It is free of charge and includes a display of Uemura’s climbing gear for the ill-fated McKinley challenge, as well as gloves and a Hinomaru flag made by the climber himself. For further information, call the museum at (03) 3969-7421.