October 2010By Rožle Bregar

Japan – Yuji Hirayama

When I was a kid, I competed in climbing. Everyone had an idol; mine was a professional climber Yuji Hirayama from Japan. At that time, he was one of the best climbers in the world.

I used to visit my father in Japan. One day we went to Yuji’s climbing gym, and I met him in person. As an enthusiastic photographer and climber, I asked him to go climbing together and take some photos. He said yes!