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WINTER 2016 / 17: Mt FUJI

every winter ascents of Fuji get more in demand, but the mountain doesnt get any easier. to keep it safe and doable, we limit the number of trips we run up there, and focus on genuine big mountain-style ascents, treating the peak like we would any other big alpine objective. this means; trips are often [...]

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Mt FUJI ICEFALL: DAMN, JUST MISSED IT

the ice fall inside Mt Fuji’s caldera is real. it exists. and the last 2 winters we have documented it – tho missed it both times despite a spectrum of dates. we know it forms in mid to late spring, but being so hard to check on…well, you know. +/-70M, interesting access, no good top [...]

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2015 / 16 WINTER THAT WAS

2015/16 was a strange winter. conditions were strange, the atmosphere was strange, the locations were strange. it may be part of a greater cycle…or maybe its not. to go with the strangeness, we spread ourselves over a large spectrum this winter. avoiding being too focused in a season that had a large degree of unpredictability [...]

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EATING ON FUJI: CONSTANT CALORIES

Mt Fuji as we do it is a single huge push up and back in a day. we start at the bottom and return to the bottom, hopefully via the summit. at its most streamlined its still a 10hr round trip, covering 2500m of vertical gain, and all of it is cold, wind-strafed and upwards. [...]

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Mt FUJI CALDERA ICEFALL

it’s like posting a photo of a yeti. disputed by many who claim its a myth, the Fuji caldera icefall indeed exists, albeit fleetingly and crazy hard. 70m? WI6?? ‘involved’ access: Mt Fuji’s caldera ice is rare. this photo was taken probably a week or 10 days after its prime, but note the lack of [...]

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ASAMA+FUJI: WHAT YOU NEED

the asama-yama / fuji-san back-to-back is never easy. its a 2 day exercise in suffering and strategy with no easy way round it. physical condition plays the major role, shared with the weather, but perhaps more than any trip we run your gear choices have a big effect on the outcome sleek, light, simple and [...]

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JANUARY 2015 JAPAN ICE CONDITIONS UPDATE

weve said all along this winter was a good one for ice, and now after the first quarter its time to update 裏同心 Ura Do Shin F8: weve never seen this in before. in the old days it was WI4, this year about M5. a very rare opportunity as the ice has fattened with an [...]

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FUJI, FUGU & THE DEEP FREEZE: 14/15 Mt FUJI SEASON

the winter 14/15 Mt Fuji season kicks into high gear with the iciest conditions on Fuji-san weve ever seen. a dramatic freeze-thaw has the mountain covered an excellent layer of neve that makes for fast progress and anything exposed is covered in several centimetres of clear ice, with howling winds ripping off anything not solid. [...]

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Mt FUJI: CURRENT CONDITIONS

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富士山 FUJI IN A DAY…ALMOST

summitting fuji never comes easily. well schedued trips in ideal conditions still demand a big output in serious cold, but over time its possible to unlock the process than makes summitting more probable.  so the chance to test pilot a sharper, faster format is always welcome, especially with other motivated climbers. Mt Fuji in a [...]

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