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Mt Rishiri winter alpine climb, East Ridge

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Mt Rishiri winter alpine climb, East Ridge

Discover this fantastic winter alpine climb in Japan. IFMGA certified guide Takao will lead you to the summit Mt Rishiri! Open to advanced climbers.

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4 Days

Mar, Apr, May




On this program, I invite you to come along a wonderful winter alpine climb on the Rishiri island in Japan. Mt Rishiri is an impressive ascent, similar to other classic Alpine climbs like Frendo Spur in Chamonix in the summer. Join me on this unique program next winter!

Mt Rishiri is quite a unique rugged and pointy mountain Hokkaido. This conical volcanco dominates the Rishiri island. On this tour, I will lead you along the East Ridge, which is more rugged than other faces.

To start off this itinerary, I will meet you either at the Rishiri airport, or at the Rishiri ferry port. Once there, we will drive to the parking lot and walk for about 2 hours towards the Trail head. Over the first two days, we will head towards the summit of Mt Rishiri along the East Ridge. We will spend the nights in tents and bivouacs.

On Day 3 we will finally reach the Mt Rishiri summit (1,721 m / 5646 ft). We will spend the night right here in a tent. A truly wonderful experience!

Finally, on Day 4 we will descend and drive back to the ferry port or the airport.

Note: the itinerary is subject to weather conditions.

This alpine climbing itinerary is available from March 20th to May 20th. It is not open during the summer, given that the rock during this season is brittle and not suitable for climbing.

Finally, on this tour I will take groups of up to 2 climbers. Each of us will climb with all our gears in our backpacks. This is an Advanced level program. Climbers need to have previous alpine experience, including the use of crampons, and some winter mountaineering experience.

I hope you join me soon on this wonderful ascent in Japan!

Interested in this Mt Rishiri winter alpine climb, East Ridge? Request your booking! You can also check out a similar version of this program. The slightly more challenging Mt Rishiri winter alpine climb, North East Ridge.



Bivouacs and tents

Meeting point

At the Rishiri ferry port, or the Rishiri Airport


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