Alpinist, adventurer, and cyclist Haruhisa Watanabe was killed in foggy conditions while cycling in Russia in late December. His remains were repatriated in early January, and he was cremated in his hometown of Shizuoka, Japan.
By 2004, at just 22 years old, Watanabe had summited the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.
Beginning in June, 2012, he cycled across China, central Asia, and Turkey. In December, he was cycling in the largest city in the north pole when he was hit by a vehicle.
At just 31 years of age, Watanabe's premature death is a great loss among the cycling and alpinist community in Japan.
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