Hiroshi lives in Otari which is famous for its ski area at the foot of Northern Alps in Japan. He is a member of Otari Mountain Guide Union and Nagano Mountains Accident Prevention Association. He worked for Outwarad Bound Japan for 15 years as a Field Instructor, Operarions Director, Safety Manager, School Director, and Deputy Director. He is considered a specialist in risk management within the Japanese outdoor industry and has conducted safety reviews in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Germany. He loves backcountry skiing and hiking the local mountain peaks, some as high as 3,000 meters. These days he most enjoys skiing with his two young children.