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... part way around the mountain at about treeline. Then the uphill began, a bit disheartening since we could see the summit high above us before we even started up! A few sections were solid lava rock, but mostly we ascended loose gravel and steps, always with very well graded switchbacks. The sky clouded in and sometimes we were hiking in thick fog (actually nice in that it kept us cool!) A plethora of mountain huts along the way helped ...
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 ...
... get ready to summit. The summit is at 3771m and should probably take no more than an hour from where we were, but the path is so narrow and rocky that with the crowds it is a stop-start conga line to the top and took about two hours. We then waited in the cold and wind for the sun to finally peak above the clouds. We were actually really lucky to see the sunrise as I don't think anyone will have done after us, and it was quite breath taking. Despite the weather forecast, ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.
... a yukata, which is basically a casual summer kimono made of cotton. One of these days I have to try it on!
After a short rest in the room we heard music from the outside. It looked like there was a festival just across the street! I was very excited to go there to actually see a different point of the japanese culture. We followed the music (again) that lead us to a round piazza that was decorated with many lanterns. There were many food stalls and a stage ...