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WATCH: The Floating Mountain of Rishiri, Japan

For several years, Black Diamond athlete Mary McIntyre has been researching a mythical mountain rising out of the Sea of Japan known as Rishiri. Rumored to have 5,000-foot runs from its alpine summit down to the ocean, yet revered for its fierce wind guarding its flanks, Rishiri had remained an elusive objective until just recently.

During the 2018-2019 winter season, Mary teamed up with fellow BD athlete Parkin Costain, filmmaker Eliel Hindert, and photographer Garrett Grove, and traveled to the floating mountain of Rishiri.

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