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... in the evening.
Thursday morning, sure enough, was sunny. Hooray! And the bus was running. Double hooray! But now we only had one day to climb the mountain, meaning we had to catch the first bus up at 8:50, hike 17km and 1600 vertical metres between 10am and 5:30pm, and take the last bus back down at 5:50. On the upside, we were travelling light with just daypacks, and we were all feeling good. The first kilometre or so was very ...
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 ...
... the wrong ticket and information for the bus to the fifth station and poor Japanese linguistic skills! However, after asking lots of people and a bit of frustration, we got to the Fifth Station in thick cloud, fog and drizzle. Not a particularly auspicious way to start the trek! We had read a fair bit about the climb and knew that it was extremely popular and often crowded, but we were not ready for just how crowded the mountain was. It was crazy! The trek itself is ...
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.
... equally spectacular. Another batch of small dishes came to us after the beds had been stripped and put away. A ryokan is definitely the way to relax and get a good night sleep. I'd recommend that if you climb Fuji to book one for the night after you've been to the summit. Most have their own onsens which is the perfect thing to do after a lot of ...