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... stations before we went to the summit, the drawback with this, though, was that although we were warm enough when we were climbing, as soon as we stopped to rest, the cold was seeping through into our bones. We were just going to have to really slow down our walking pace from here on in. We arrived at station 8.5 at just after 3am. The sun was due to rise at 5:11 and it would only take 80 minutes to reach the top from here so we went into one of the huts along the way ...
... gotten dark very quickly, and our headtorches were simply illuminating the rain and fog right in front of our faces. I had to run my hand along the guide rope at the edge of the path and basically hope that each footfall wasn't my last. It did get gradually better, especially after I had taken the torch off my head and started holding it out in front of me, but the first hour or so was slow going.
The path was steep. It was essentially a huge set of ...
... Fuji. We were chuffed to reach the bottom by 4:46pm, 7h36m after departing and just 20 minutes quicker than the estimated time (but we did stop for short breaks!). As we hurried to the bus stop we were dismayed to find the 5pm didn't run for some reason, so we didn't need to rush after all! We dozed in the sun and got the 5.30pm bus back to Fujinomiya station and connected to the train to Fuji. Tom was exhausted and a little nauseous, perhaps from the altitude, however ...
... really high (the top was completely clear, without it usual cloud hat). During our stay we spent many days looking up in awe at Fuji; watching the sun set behind it, the nightime glow of mountain huts dotted up its side and the orange snake of headtorches running from top to bottom like a small flow of lava - we couldn't quite believe that in just a few days, we too would be one of those torches!
And so, after two practice walks, it ...
... their cards in these holes in the walls. We were confused and slightly on edge waiting for someone to jump on us. However, no scary monsters were seen and we were back outside, the ride over... THE WRONG RIDE... how depressing... 3 hours for this. So we’ll never know how scary that scary ride is. Maybe we’d have not slept for a week and it was a good thing.
Maretha and Kuichi picked us up with a radiant glow about them from their ...
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