Alain is a French National who came to Japan 30 years ago. back in 2010 he started running and participated in multiple marathons before opening the door of ultra distance trail running, fast-packing, and mountaineering. Alain joined expeditions in Alaska and Nepal. Being surrounded by so many beautiful peaks in Japan he leveraged 日本百名山, Nihon Hyaku-meizan - 100 most famous Japan mountains) to train for his expeditions and get more familiar with many parts of Japan.
The 100 Famous Mountains of Japan
Jimmy Chin- There and Back. Photographs from the Edge