Fuji-san Trip Report (#2199)

  • Signed By: Dirk Stephan
  • Date submitted: October 17, 2004
  • Date(s) climbed: 14.OKT.2004 Temp: -4C Wind 40+km/h partly sunny, fog/rain at night. Bivy at 6th station subashiri ascent via subashiri, descent via Kawaguchiko.

Leaving Tokio at 1600pm to Kawaguchiko. No Busses to fifth station, no taxis, due to road closed. Taxi to Subashiri 5th station. Very foggy, rainy and cold. Due to high wind forecasts the next morning I decided to bivi at 6th station. Unfortunately had no Tent, no sleeping bag no mat, no Jacket. Tried to keep me warm, to dry my clothes to avoid freezing on summit ridge. Left 6th station at 0440 am, reached crater rim at 0800am descended to crater due to brute gales and clouds on the rim. Moved op to the Top. Return by Kawaguchiko, reached Tokyo at 1400pm.

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