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... 100 years), and then I had my wooden stick stamped with an emblem pertaining to my achievement. Shortly before 6 we began our descent back to the 5th station, due to take close to 5 hours, I was confident we could do it in less than 3. Coming down the mountain we were actually able to see Fuji for what it was (obviously we saw nothing when we were climbing at night) and I can describe it accurately by comparing it to what Mars looks like. It is just red rock and ash ...
... br> He dropped behind, and we soon only began to see him at the different stations as we were setting off and he was arriving. Somewhere between 6 and 7 we got stuck behind a large group of climbers. They were all in one group and were sensibly climbing at the pace of their slowest member. Unfortunately for us, this was much slower than we wanted to be progressing, and the path was rarely big enough to fit 2 people abreast. We had to pick our moments and make a ...
... up Mt Fuji. It was very well signed and roped much of the way, which was useful for dragging ourselves up the steep parts! The terrain consisted of loose volcanic stones and coarse rocky 'steps' in places, but was generally pretty good going. As a guide we had the recommended climb times broken into stages between each of the stations heading to the summit, and we were very pleased to come in significantly quicker on all of the ascending segments. Jen was leading ...
... who we had met earlier on in the day had, against the odds, made it through the hut door ... That was it! Decision made! We had to be in it to win it if we were ever to see the fabled Fuji sunrise! And so, wrapped up in our warmest clothes, wooly hats, gloves and waterproofs, we switched on our torches and stepped out into the darkness.
As we followed the steep winding path in the pitch dark, we pulled our clothes ever closer to our ...
... people taking photos (with their huuge Japanese cameras) and they have big celebrations and parties and it’s just really really cool. I don’t know if they would be that loved if we had them back home like they do here? I hope so. It also gives them an excuse for a party (which apparently they need) and a break from their work work work. Also if you like cherry blossom photos you really should check out a friend of mine’s pics ...
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