How far is it from Mt. Kita-dake to Mt. Ai-no-dake?
by David Navarria
(NY, NY USA)
Thanks for all of the information on your climbing pages. We are planning a Kita-dake climb for this July and realized that it may be sensible to combine it with an Ai-no-dake summit as well.
Is it much further from the Kita-dake summit to Ai-no-dake? Also, would you suggest a 2nd night stay if we added the Ai-no-dake climb as well?
In other words, climb Kita-dake on the 1st day, stay overnight at Kata-no-koya mountain hut, summit Kita-dake and Ai-no-dake, stay another night at the Kata-no-koya hut, and then descend on the 3rd day.