Located in the Daisetsuzan National Park, Mount Tokachi (2077m) is the highest volcano in its group. The abundant snow that accumulates each winter provides an excellent terrain for mountaineering. Join a group for two days and enjoy winter alpine climbing in the region!
In particular, I have chosen to climb the north west ridge of Kamihoro, a quite friendly route. We will climb using a single axe. In fact, the itinerary does not require a technical axe nor double axe. Access is easy and the views from Mount Kamihoro are stunning. Tokachi and Furano’s views are impressive from here!
The winter and early spring are great not only for skiing in Hokkaido. In fact, I put together other alpine climbing as well as ice climbing programs for the season. If the dates for Mount Tokachi area don’t suit you, have a look at the other options to join a group this season.
|Kinshi waterfall ice climbing, Sounkyo, Japan||30/12/17|
|Kinshi and Ginga waterfalls ice climbing in Sounkyo, Japan||05/01/18|
|Ofuyu 1-day ice climbing, Japan||27/01/18|
|Jozankei 1-day ice climbing, Japan||08/02/18|
|Gokibiru 1-day ice climbing, Japan||18/02/18|
|Bifue waterfall 1-day ice climbing, Japan||21/02/18|
|North Face of Mt Furano 2-day alpine climbing, Japan||14/04/18|
Furthermore, if you prefer a privately guided tour, or if none of these dates work for you, you can check out my private winter alpine climbing in Tokachidake.
Tempted by alpine climbing in Mount Kamihoro, in Mount Tokachi area? Send me a request, join the group and let’s spend 2 amazing days in the mountain!
Accommodation options in TOKACHI:
– Ryounkaku: Half-board with onsen. JPY 10,000.
– Hakuginso: Self catering. Guide can arrange booking. Amazing onsen outside! JPY 3,000.
Equipment: mountaineering boots that are compatible with crampons, technical ice axe, harness, helmet, crampons. Contact me if you need to rent part of the equipment.
I am an experienced IFMGA mountain guide, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. I started skiing when I was 3 and started climbing when I was 6. My high school years were spent in ski competitions and I joined mountaineering club at University, where I developed my ski mountaineering skills. I have been a ski instructor for Miura Dolphins founded by Yuichiro Miura (first ski descent of the Everest “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” and the oldest Everest summiting record holder at 80 years old) and also supported Yuichiro's Aconcagua ascent and ski descent in 1984 as a part of his 7 summits ski descent challenge.
I was inspired by the works of mountain guides in Chamonix when I visited there in 1983, and decided to start guiding as a mountain guide in Japan in 1989 to share my passion and experiences in outdoors sports with other people, as well as to offer instruction to people enjoying the mountains to be better climbers / skiers. I have also contributed to the proper training of JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) guides and the affiliation of it to IFMGA. I am responsible for the pioneering of the climbing and backcountry skiing scenes in Japan.
My main guiding arena is alpinism, whether it be mountaineering or ski mountaineering, mainly in Hokkaido. I usually take a small group of people (2-5) for Sawanobori (canyoning up waterfalls), alpine climbing, ice climbing, and ski touring in the more remote areas of Japan.
I enjoy finding the best experience for each client accordingly to their physical abilities, preferences, and weather/conditions. I guide because I like watching and feeling that people are enjoying and having fun, and see how this buzz infects other people through skiing and climbing. I find this invaluable as a mountain guide.
There is more to Hokkaido than skiing lift accessible powder in January and February. Please reach out to me to find your own customised way to enjoy Hokkaido’s mountains, natures and culture!
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