Monday, July 30, 2007


I climbed mt.fuji, the highest mountain in Japan as you know, on 28th to 29th July.
I climb mt.fuji every year with a lot of trainees from all over the world and it was 4 th time for me to climb there.
Usually I climb through the night for 8 hours and reach the top in the morning to see the sunrise. Seen from the top, sunrise is really great! You should see one time in your life.(I think you don't need to see more than twice)
I really wanted to see it.
BUT unfortunately I was not able to see in this year because of cloud...and to matters worse it began to rain on the way back.
All my clothes was totally wet and cold.
It's 10 deg. at the 5th sta. in summer.
Of course it is colder at the top. It's less than 5deg. and 650hPa.
That's why some get high-altitude sickness.
One of my friends got sick this year.
He said he feels bad, has a headache and so on.
He was dying.
I climbed with 26 ppl. but two guys weren't able to reach the top.
They reached 9th sta.(there are 10 stations)
I think they should have kept going even if they were sick...
This climbing was the worst one in my 4 times climbing.
No sunrise, Rain, Bus delay... It's not because of me but cannot control them.
After mt.fuji, I went spa near mt.fuji.
It was so nice.
Don't forget to have beer after bathing.
It's the best one you've ever had.
I got my fuel(beer) and refleshed.
All I needed was sleep. cuz I climbed through the night and didn't sleep at all.
So I fell a sleep soon after back to home.
Actually it was a nice trip, good experience. But I don't wanna climb any more. (I thought so every year after climbing...)