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... my time staying in the area, I must have taken over a hundred pictures of the famous mountain, each more beautiful and interesting than the last.
The first day was a wash. It took a long time to travel from Okinawa to Narita (airport near Tokyo), from Narita to Shinjuku (a major location in Tokyo), then from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko (via bus). I found the place I was staying (a small little hostel) and asked for a place to ...
... pass quickly. We were glad we had brought our supplies with us: a 500ml bottle of water cost $5.5 up there! As we reached the upper slopes we were forced to slow down; all of us were noticing the thinner air.
But our pace was good and at about 1:45 we reached the crater rim. From there it was 30 minutes around to the actual summit on the far side of the crater. We were in a cloud sandwich: cloudy skies above, and a valley filled ...
Piece of cake!!!
I climbed with 2 American's, Jeff and Nath. Jeff was fully equipped (which turned out to be very helpful), whilst Nath and I looked more like pathetic backpackers. Our outfit was crunched together with everything our backpacks had to offer for such an adventure.
We started off happily with a bit of rain and apart from our three head-torches in total darkness!
Thank you Chris, your ...
... I looked around the room at the already familiar faces and my friends and Will's friends, it was overwhelming to realize just how fortunate we are. It's amazing that we have already built a community and support systems. I believe future lifelong friends were in that theatre today. We get to live in another country and expedience all the ups and downs that entails. This imperfect, sometimes dull but often wild road is my life. Guess what, I live in Japan. It finally hit me ...
... sardine tin, so we struggled to sleep well at all. No water supply there. Dinner was served at 4pm then made to go to bunk beds to make space for people arriving later to have their dinner. Tried to go to sleep around 6:30pm. Wake up call was at 2am to hike the rest of the way to the summit for sunrise. We were determined not to get stuck in the queue of people going up to the summit so left before the rush at 1am. We totally missed all the crowds and made it to the summit in good ...