JAPAN SKI, SNOWBOARD & OUTDOOR CLUB

Climb Mt Fuji!

Climb Mt Fuji!

2017 Aug 19 ~ 20 (Weekend) @ Yamanashi

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This Trip Features:

* Climb Japans tallest mountain!
* See the sunrise from on top of the world!

A weekend trip to climb the mighty Mt. Fuji - the tallest and most iconic mountain in Japan!

The official climbing season for Mt Fuji lasts for only a few months, from July to early September. The trek to the summit is extremely popular and is completed annually by around 250,000 people! Reaching the summit of this incredible mountain leaves an unbeatable feeling of achievement and the spectacular views are well worth the hike. Our hike will be timed so that we will reach the summit before the sunrise, catching the first rays of sunlight from the highest point in Japan while the rest of the country sleeps! There are several different approaches to climb Mt. Fuji. We will be taking the Yoshida trail starting at the Kawaguchiko 5th station (2305m). It is an intermediate level climb to the summit, which depending on your pace, will take 5 to 8 hours. The trail is approximately 6km long with an elevation change of around 1500m. While it is considered an intermediate level course, the Kawaguchiko trail is a suitable trail for all ages and all levels of experience. There is no actual climbing required, just hiking, but there are some steep parts where you need to use your hands. We will be taking the hike nice and easy to allow us to aclimatize to the alititude and reserve our energy.

We plan to reach the summit around 3:30am, where we can rest and get a good spot to view the sunrise. There are a few huts at the summit that serve some hot dishes and are open from around 3:30am. A good chance to enjoy breakfast on top of the world! There is also an optional hike all the way around the crater at the summit of Mt. Fuji that takes around 1hr to complete. The descent from the summit takes a slightly different trail for some of the way and is quicker than the climb up, taking around 3 to 4 hours. You will never look at Mt. Fuji the same way again after having climbed to the top. This is definitely a must do for anyone living in or visiting Japan. Hope you can join us!

GEAR TO PREPARE AND BRING:
* sturdy hiking boots/shoes
* warm layered clothing, sweater/windbreaker (ski/snowboard jacket is ideal), gloves, sunglasses, hat - while it may be nearly 40deg at the base of the mountain it can get to below freezing at the summit.
* effective rain wear
* plastic bag to carry out your trash
* small first-aid kit
* toilet paper or tissues
* hand towel
* 1~2 litres of drinking water
* 100yen coins for the pay toilets on the way up the mountain.
* high-energy snacks (e.g. CalorieMate, sweets, nuts, chocolate)
* a change of clothing (can be left in the locker at the 5th station)
* sunscreen

OPTIONAL
* headlamp (w/ spare batteries) - (not compulsory as rental headlamp is provided)
* hiking stick (pole) - can be bought for approx. 1500yen at the 5th station.
* camera (w/ extra battery & memory card)

Photos from previous Climb Mt Fuji! trips (click to enlarge):
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THE PLAN

2017 Aug 19 (Saturday)

14:00 Meet in Shinjuku. All aboard the TSC Bus! Watch movies, chat with old and new friends and get excited! Stop for snacks / rest along the way 17:00 ~ 18:00 Arrive at Mt. Fuji 5th Station (2305m). Buy extra water/snacks etc if needed. Place uneeded luggage in lockers. Warm up stretches. Get used to the altitude. Meet at the start of the trail. Group photo. 18:00pm~19:00pm Hike to the 6th station safety guidance centre. Re-group. Get used to the altitude. 19:00pm Start the Mt Fuji Climb! Take it easy to get used to the change in altitude. Stop for rests / toilet / snack breaks at stations along the way.

2017 Aug 20 (Sunday)

1:00am~3:00am Arrive at the 8th station. 3:00am ~ 05:00am Hike to the Summit and rest at the top. Re-group to watch the sunrise. Watch the sun rise above the clouds from the highest spot in Japan! 5:00am~7:00am Optional 1~1.5hr hike around the crater at the top. Breakfast at one of the huts at the summit. Send a post card from the summit (summit post office open from mid-July). 7:00am~11:00am Descend from the summit back to the 5th station using the descent route 11:00am~12:00pm Re-group. Rest / Lunch at the 5th Station 12:00pm~15:00pm Bus back to Shinjuku stopping once for rest/snack break on the way.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Round Trip Private Bus from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi Experienced Trip Leaders and Trail Maps Oxygen Canister - 5 litres (very light and only about 25cm long) - helps with aclimatizing to the altitude. Rental headlight & batteries so you can hike hands free Energy Snacks and Water (500ml) Accident insurance for the whole weekend Chance to challenge yourself with a fun group of folks!
Total Cost : 12000 yen
THIS IS AN OLD TRIP THAT HAS NOW FINISHED.
PLEASE CHECK THE UPCOMING TRIPS SCHEDULE FOR THE LATEST INFO
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