02 July 2006

Hike at 富士山 (Mount Fuji, Japan) on 01-02 July 2006

Source and photos: http://horizons.free.fr/seikatsu/eng/memories/2006-07_jp-fuji.htm

View over the mountains from 富士山 (Mount Fuji) I hiked 富士山 (Mount Fuji, Japan) for the first time on 01-02 July 2006 with twelve friends to enjoy a sunrise from the top of this most famous Japanese mountain. We climbed from 五合目 (the fifth station) until we reached a shelter, where we dined and slept a few hours. When we resumed our hike after midnight, we were subjected to rain, wind and falling rocks. One of us actually got hurt by a fist-size rock a few minutes before reaching the summit; fortunately he just ended up with a big bump on the back of his head. Without surprise, we missed the sunrise and just got wrapped in a brighter and brighter diffuse grey light... In this condition, we all appreciated hot drinks provided at the summit but wondered whether we would try again, maybe in 2007. At least, we enjoyed the scenery on our way down, as well as a luxurious nearby 温泉 (hot spring).

[Update 06-Aug-2007] I enjoyed the sunrise from the top of 富士山 (Mount Fuji) during my second hike there, on 05-06 August 2007 (see Post 06 August 2007).

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