Jul, Aug, Sep
Check for gear, sign for paperwork, and eat lunch.
Mt. Fuji 5th Station.[Subaru line 5th station]
In front of the red torii gate at 10:30 AM.
We are going to stay at Taishikan-Lodge at the 8th station.
*rain Jacket and Pants (you need to have both)
*about 25-30 litter of back pack
*gloves (for spare ,too)
*down jacket (still cold at night and for emergency, too)
*snack for during hike (hut can provide dinner and pack of breakfast)
*water about 1 L (when you start to hike, then you can buy extra water on the way up)
*clothes for change (T-shirts for base layer,spare socks)
*a small towel
*Japanese cash (most of huts doesn't take credit card)
If you do not have rain jacket, rain pants, and headlight, we highly recommend that you rent them.
If you need to rent gears, please let me know what you need to rent and your size.
I will organize them.
*Your height and weight for rain jacket and pants
*Size for shoes
Remember there is NO drying room at the lodge.
(Blue jeans are not suitable for climbing.)
I am a Mt Fuji guide and a backcountry ski guide, certified by the JMGA. I was born in Tokyo but currently live in Fuji-Yoshida city, located at the foot of Mt Fuji. Teaching was something that interested me since my school years, and thus chose to join a specialized college for coaching, instructorship, and sports biology, where I also started climbing and skiing in the mountains. After my graduation, I worked as a ski patrol for 10 years, 5 of which I worked through the year - Hakuba in the winter (of northern hemisphere) and in Methven, New Zealand in the summer (of northern hemisphere), and a backcountry ski guide for 10 years.
My main and favourite field of guiding is on and around Mt Fuji, but backcountry skiing is my favourite mountain sports! I guide backcountry skiing mainly around Hakuba areas but also have been a guide in Hokkaido for 2 years, and know Furano and Niseko areas very well. I also currently teach Japan Avalanche Network level 1 courses on avalanche risks and safety. I also enjoy rock climbing in my free time and love to share with you the beauty of the Japanese mountains through my favourite guiding routes, let it to be in trekking the mountains, snowshoeing with an onsen stay or backcountry skiing in Hakuba areas!
For me, mountains are a part of my life. It teaches me upsides and downsides of life, and I want guests to join me in this environment to realize the conveniences that surround us in our ordinary life and to be grateful of everything that lets us live.
I guide visitors from abroad quite frequently. Contact me if you’re also up for fun mountain adventures!!
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