Yatsugatake Mountain Range
Jan, Feb, Mar
We will meet at Chino Station at 9:30AM. We will start hiking from Minotoguchi Trail Head until we reach the Akadake Kousen mountain hut.
We will practice ice climbing at the artificial icefall called The Ice Candy from 1PM to 4PM.
We will spend the night at the mountain hut.
We will take advantage of the morning and practice ice climbing until noon. This will be the day to learn the more advanced techniques.
At Chino Station.
I had a crush on Mt. Hodaka when I first came to Karasawa Cirque by helicopter to work for Karasawagoya Mountain Hut.
I was struck by its amazing landscape from above.
Since then I have been working in the mountain range in a lot of different ways.
First, as a hut worker for 4 years, then as a member of the prefectural mountain rescue team for 6 years.
And last year I started my career as a professional mountain guide.
I'm deeply in love with not only the nature but also the people attracted to the mountains.
Why don't you join me to enjoy the unique beauty of the Japanese mountains which are not easily accessible to all!
I am a JMGA alpine guide, but I also hold the Nagano prefectural special interpreter licence for English, as well as am a qualified First Aid Basic Provider certified by the Japanese Society of Mountain Medicine.
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