All of us at Yamnuska Mountain Adventures and Yamnuska Mountain Tours are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Jiro Kurihara after a climbing accident in Alaska on Mt Frances. Jiro was a passionate climber who loved the outdoors and our thoughts are with his family. He worked as a hiking guide and assistant rock guide for Yamnuska on his way through the mountain guiding certification process.
In addition to being a skilled climber he was a gifted photographer. His outgoing personality and big smile will be missed by every member of the climbing community. Our focus is on supporting his family and co-workers through this difficult time.
Memorial Service For
JIRO KURIHARA – 1977-2011
At the Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Centre, Banff AB.
Friday June 3rd, 2011 at 5:30pm
(The door opens at 5:30, Service starts 6:00)
Please join us in a celebration of the life of Jiro Kurihara
Jiro was a passionate and talented mountain man who loved the outdoors and the Canadian Rockies.
Born in Tokyo, 1977. Died in Denali National Park, Alaska, 21st of May 2011
Dress code – Smart Casual
Donations may given by cheque to Jiro’s wife, Junko Kurihara at the registration
Arrangements being made by Hiroshi Namba, Michiko Okuyama and many of Jiro’s friends firstname.lastname@example.org