Marin Minamiya

Born in Japan, December 1996.

Marin Minamiya is a Japanese University student who completed The Explorer’s Grand Slam (Seven summits + North & South Pole) in April 2017 as the youngest person in the world.

Marin tries not to define herself solely as a “Mountaineer/Alpinist”.

She was taught by a respected mentor who believed that,

“The past does not determine the present, but the present and future holds power to define the past.”

She says, “Perhaps because I was given the name ‘Marin’, I inevitably feel a deep connection to the sea. I hope to sail around the world one day.” Aside from sailing, she scuba dives and collaborates with marine-volunteer organizations to fight sea desertification.

南谷真鈴(みなみや まりん)






早稲田大学 政治経済学部 国際政治経済学科在籍中。


(Edited 2020. April)

Marin is the Youngest 8000m climber in Japan, the Youngest woman to have climbed Mt.Manaslu (8163m) in the world, the Youngest Japanese to have climbed Mt.Everest (8850m), and the Youngest Asian person to have completed the Seven Summits (Both Bass and Messner’s list), the Youngest person to have completed the Explorer’s Grand Slam in the world, the Youngest person to climb the Seven Summits and ski the polar last degrees.



2016 Nikkei BP Change Maker of the Year
2017 VOGUE Japan Women of The Year
2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Japan
2019 Miss Japan Honorary Award
2019 BVLGARI Avrora Award


Film by


『 A Day on the Mountain 』

My Expeditions

The Explorer’s Grand Slam

  • January 2015 Mt.Aconcagua – Highest Peak in South America
  • August 2015 Mt.Kilimanjaro – Highest Peak in Africa
  • August 2015 Mt.Blanc – Highest Peak in Europe
  • December 2015 Mt. Kosciusko – Highest Peak in Australia
  • December 2015 Mt.Vinson – Highest Peak in Antarctica
  • January 2016 Reached the South Pole
  • February 2016 Mt. Carstensz Pyramid – Highest Peak in Australasia
  • March 2016 Mt.Elbrus – Highest peak in Eurasia
  • May 2016 Mt.Everest – Highest peak in Asia
  • July 2016 Mt.Denali – Highest peak in North America
  • April 2017 Reached the North Pole 

Other Notable Expeditions


  • October 2015 Mt. Manaslu – 8th Highest peak in the world
  • September 2019 Mt. Kinabalu – Highest peak in the Malay Archipelago


  • August – September 2017 Cape Town, South Africa – Nosy Be, Madagascar (60 days round trip on 66ft. Howard Davis)
  • July 2018 Yokohama, Japan – Ogasawara islands, Japan (10 days round trip on IMOCA60 class race boat)

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