Matlock climber makes history at Toyama falls

UK-Japan News June 2019

James Pearson, a world-famous climber from Matlock, Derbyshire, made history when he and his team climbed Japan’s highest waterfall. According to a 16 April story in the Matlock Mercury, Pearson scaled the 350m Shomyo Falls in Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, for a film produced by US outdoor products firm North Face Inc. Of the thrilling feat, Pearson said, “You can’t really compare this experience with the other climbing I’ve done in the past”.