Jeff Climbed Mount Fuji, Japan 21-22 AUG 05

Mount Fuji Travel Blog

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Jeff climbed Mount Fuji to 12,300 feet (3,700 meters): 10 hrs. up and 4 hrs. down. Jeff's climbing buddy was Tim from WI who he met on the way to the volcanoes. Mt. Fuji is actually 3 volcanoes merged together. The weather was aweful but Tim was able to get a shelter at the "Fuji-san Hotel" (better described as a "shack" shelter) on the side of the mountain where Jeff had a beer at 3,200 meters.

jennjeff1 says:
Juan, GREAT QUESTIONS!!

You can only climb Mount Fuji in July and August--no September climbing--the weather gets aweful near the end of August up there (over 3,300 meters). We took the most popular path so it was a bit more crowded than the other ~8 ways to get to the top. End of July and first 2 weeks of August have better weather. The large groups of Japanese all wearing the same colored/type raincoats were the most difficult to pass...along with a Rugby team freezing to death with just their red jersey shirts. Usually, you can pass the groups on the more open areas and be totally alone for a couple hours in between, even on the most popular routes. I think we only passed one large group in the 4 hours going downhill. The worst part was the groups of Japanese who left the stupid and annoying JINGLE BELLS on their walking sticks!!!! Take those #%^&#@ things off! I mention it in the video....

Good luck with your climb and take Momiji with you--she might need some encouragement!!! ;-)
~Jeff
Posted on: Apr 20, 2008
mbopi says:
Sounds Awesome Jeff!! Were there many people?? I want to avoid the crowds..thinking about going around late August or in September..
Posted on: Apr 20, 2008
momiji says:
climbing Mt. fuji, that's what i want to do!
but 10hors up and 4 hours down.. ohhh... i really need to work out so hard!! how cold was it up there? it's august but it seems it doesn't matter..lol
Posted on: Mar 10, 2008
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Approaching Mount Fuji, Japan in b…
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Approaching Mount Fuji, Japan in b…
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Starting point for Mount Fuji, Jap…
Starting point for Mount Fuji, Ja…
Jeff at the starting point for Mou…
Jeff at the starting point for Mo…
Easy first hour climbing Mount Fuj…
Easy first hour climbing Mount Fu…
Slplit in trail fro up and down.
Slplit in trail fro up and down.
Mount Fuji, Japan in bad weather.
Mount Fuji, Japan in bad weather.
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in bad…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in ba…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in bad…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in ba…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in bad…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in ba…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in bad…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in ba…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in bad…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in ba…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in bad…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in ba…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in bad…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in ba…
Jeff at 3,000 meter marker ascendi…
Jeff at 3,000 meter marker ascend…
Jeff and Tim at 3,000 meter marker…
Jeff and Tim at 3,000 meter marke…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in bad…
Ascending Mount Fuji, Japan in ba…
Ascending Mount Fuji in 10 hours w…
Ascending Mount Fuji in 10 hours …
Clouds roll in at sunset on Mount …
Clouds roll in at sunset on Mount…
Sunset on Mount Fuji, Japan.
Sunset on Mount Fuji, Japan.
Jeff 3,100 meter marker ascending …
Jeff 3,100 meter marker ascending…
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Lake by Mount Fuji barely visible…
Lake by Mount Fuji barely visible …
Lake by Mount Fuji barely visible…
Beer at Fuji-san Hotel shack she…
Beer at Fuji-san Hotel "shack" sh…
21 km (13 miles) traveled
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