According to legend, the Yatsugatake mountains were once higher than Mount Fuji! And after one look, it is not hard to see why such a legend came to be. It is an impressive volcanic range, highlighted by Mount Akadake (2,899m), their highest peak.
There is so much to admire and enjoy in the Yatsugatake mountains, but on this trip, the focus will be ice climbing.
Over the course of 2 days, I will help teach you the basics of ice climbing. You will learn how to properly use the necessary equipment, from crampons and harnesses to carabiners. I will also teach you the proper techniques for safe climbing as well. And if you are a more experienced ice climber who wants to improve their already existing skills, you too can also enjoy this course.
Because this course is designed for beginners you will not need any prior ice climbing experience. However, some prior winter mountaineering experience is necessary. Also, you will have to be physically fit, as there will be approximately 5 hours of walking and hiking.
Ice climbing is a hugely gratifying activity. And it is especially gratifying in places like the beautiful Yatsugatake mountain range. However, scaling huge sheets of ice does come with risks and challenges, so I want to make sure you know how to do it safely and properly. Thus the importance of a course like this.
Send me a message if you are interested.
And if you are looking to reach the summit of Mount Fuji, I can also guide you on this 2 day excursion.
Price per person
|Group of 2||40000JPY|
|Group of 3||30000JPY|
|Group of 4||30000JPY|
|Group of 5||30000JPY|
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
9 am at the JR Chino station. It can be reached directly from Tokyo.
A hut within the Yatsugatake area.