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Sept 13, 2011 – Climber Dies Soloing Yam

Canmore local Akihira Tawara died after falling while soloing Directissima 5.8 on Yamnuska.

Canmore local Akihira Tawara died after falling while soloing Directissima 5.8 on Yamnuska. While it’s not clear why Tawara fell, most climbers believe it was due to holds breaking on the climb. Originally from Japan, Tawara was a confidant 5.13 climber and had spent much of his time living and climbing in the Canmore area. More details as they become available.