Climbing Mt. Yari at the end of April
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Climbing Mt. Yari at the end of April

by Brandon
(Yokosuka, Japan)

So I'm planning on climbing Mt. Yari on its opening weekend on the 26th-27th of April. How much snow do you think will be on the summit and closer to the top? And do you think I will need to use crampons or not? And how hard are crampons to use? I've never used them before.

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by: Gary Wolff

Brandon, I'm not real crazy about winter climbing, so I'm probably not the best (unbiased) person to ask about that. :-) This section of my Climbing Mt. Fuji FAQ page & the accompanying video explain very clearly why I don't climb in winter: https://www.garyjwolff.com/climbing-mt-fuji.html#2

With all the record snowfall amounts Japan has received this winter, I don't think there's any question that it'll still be winter with BIG snow up there in late April. Plus, there's always the risk of avalanches from the melting snow.

Crampons are not that difficult to use, but if you've never used them before, perhaps you've also never done any serious winter climbing, so I don't think Japan's alpine country is a place in April/May for those inexperienced with winter climbing.

I'd encourage you to wait till at least July.

Best wishes...

Gary




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