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Lonely at the Top What’s driving Marin Minamiya, Japan’s youngest explorer?



SLAM DUNK: Marin Minamiya, photographed in Tokyo in February, six weeks before beginning the final leg of the Explorers Grand Slam.

SIPPING HER yuzu tea in a buzzy café in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, 20-yearold university student Marin Minamiya is exactly what you’d expect of a fashionable young Japanese woman. Her hair is long and shiny. Her fingernails are painted a sparkly gold. She laughs easily and punctuates her conversation with breathless, OMG-style exclamations. What you don’t expect is this: A few weeks later, she will be wrapped in up to seven layers of clothing, slogging through minus-70-degree temperatures, in an attempt to ski to the North Pole.

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