There’s an old Japanese proverb which goes like this: “He who climbs Mt. Fuji is a wise man; he who climbs twice is a fool.” The Japanese considered climbing Mt. Fuji as a spiritual adventure and strive to do it at least once during their lifetime. At 3,776m (12,388 ft.), it is the highest mountain in Japan. Numerous tourists scale Yoshida trail along this peak each year.
Organised by Hiking, Trekking and Travelling Buddies meetup group, there were some suggestions on how the route should be approached prior to the actual event. Some suggested that we should skip resting in the mountain lodges and instead take the last bus for a non-rest climb to the summit. Taking into consideration the unfamiliar route and not sure of what to expect, plus what the toll the climb might have on each participants’ fitness, we decided to take the 2 day/1 night approach. [Read more…]