Winter mountaineering group course in Yatsugatake

Learn some basic mountaineering skills in this 2-day winter mountaineering course in Yatsugatake, Yamanashi, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Yatsugatake Mountain Range

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    Do you want to have a great experience in the beautiful Japanese mountains and also receive some basic mountaineering training? Then, this 2-day winter course in the mountains of Yatsugatake is ideal for you.

    The Yatsugatake mountains are a group of volcanic peaks in the Yamanashi Prefecture, in the central area of Japan. The highest of them is Mount Aka, at  2899 m.

    It’s a wonderful natural area, with alpine forests and wild flowers. Besides, it receives visitors all-year-round and offers many climbing routes for every level.

    During this 2-day training course, you’ll learn how to prepare and use crampons, deal with short-roping, avoid falls, and learn about bivouacs for winter mountaineering, and get some experience in ice climbing. You will also learn about basic gears for winter mountaineering.

    As this is a beginner course, you don’t need to have any previous experience or just a little.

    After finishing this clinic, you’ll be confident enough to enjoy this sport during the cold season. I believe this experience will open a new door for you!

    Please contact me if you want to join this 2-day group course in winter mountaineering in Yatsugatake this winter!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    25000 JPY

    Group of 2
    25000 JPY

    Group of 3
    25000 JPY

    Group of 4
    25000 JPY

    Group of 5
    25000 JPY

    Group of 6
    25000 JPY

    Group of 7
    25000 JPY

    Group of 8
    25000 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     This is the price to join a group of maximum 6 participants on set dates. The price does not include the mountain hut fee for the participants so they will need to bring extra JPY 9,500 for the hut (in cash).
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Beginner

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    9am at JR Kobuchizawa station and we finish at the same station.

    Accommodation

    Mountain hut: ca. JPY 9500 per person to be paid on spot

    More info

    Following items can be rented at JPY 1000 per item:

    - crampons

    - ice axes

    - harness

    - helmet

    These items are excluded from the price:

    - Gear rental fee

    - Own transportation fee

    - Own hut cost (ca. JPY 9,500)

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am an IFMGA mountain guide, also certified by the JMGA, born in Slovenia. Slovenia is known as one of the major sporting countries in the world - I used to compete at the Olympics representing Slovenia in Cross-country Skiing. After I left Slovenia, I travelled all over the world and ended up in Japan, where I have now lived for more than 20 years, mainly because I love the beautiful Japanese mountains too much, and I feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains through the entire four seasons.

    I am based at the foot of the Japan Alps, in Nagano Prefecture. In the winter, we go climbing or skiing around Mt. Fuji or Yatsugatake and in the summer, we can enjoy shower-climbing or canoeing. It is my absolute pleasure to also take you and guide you in my home country in Slovenia.

    In addition to guiding the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers. This is because I want everyone to enjoy Japanese mountains safely.

    I am the first non-Japanese mountain guide registered with the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Please contact me if you would love to have great experiences in the mountains in all seasons with me!

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Cveto Podlogar

     

    Our climbing trip was amazing - despite being during the wettest & hottest season in Japan! Due to the weather, our original destination was not possible. Yet Cveto was able to quickly coordinate an alternative plan that would get us on the rocks. Both Cveto & Chiharu were highly communicative & responsive with us (as we planned our trip from Australia). Cveto himself was easy to get along with as well as being extremely knowledgeable. He helped us grow, both in terms of learning climbing skills and pushing mental barriers with lead climbing and rappelling. Overall a really enjoyable course with plenty of practical application of the new skills packed into the two-day course. We highly recommend Cveto for anyone looking to actually apply these skills on rock rather than practicing endlessly on the ground. We are hoping to travel next year to climb & learn with Cveto again.
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    Emi Flynn
    Our family of four had the best time with Cveto. Our goal was to get our kids (ages 9 and 11) to the top of Fuji-san before the public open season and I don\'t think we could have done it without Cveto. Of everything we did during our 11 days in Japan, climbing Fuji-san was our favorite highlight. Cveto was communicative about preparations, gear, and weather before the trip and was the consummate professional during the climb. He even short-roped our 9-yr old during a period of altitude sickness.
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    Eric Robinson
    Thanks again for the climb, the instruction, and the conversation. For me, this was one of those unforgettable moments in life and I sincerely appreciate your time and energy. You went above and beyond the call! Please also give my best to your wife. I know I was pestering her with questions and she relieved my anxiety! I woke up to a clear view of the mountain and still can\'t process that we somehow were up there and I couldn\'t have done it without both of you! Thanks!
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