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Is it safe to climb Mt. Fuji during 50-60 km/h winds?

Dear Gary,

Thank you for the very comprehensive information about mountains and hiking in Japan. I'm planning to climb Mt Fuji and it seems that the dates I've selected predict 50-60 km/h strong winds, although I've been hiking quite a lot I don't quite have a reference for hiking in that kind of wind. Would you say it's still safe and doable (but perhaps not so enjoyable) or would you recommend giving it a pass?

Best regards,

Johan

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I wouldn't do it...
by: Gary Wolff

Johan, considering that the definition of gale force winds are those over 62 km/hr., I would consider that very risky.

You didn't say when you're planning to climb, but I'd also be somewhat skeptical of the reliability of wind speed forecasts if they're for more than a just a few days in the future.

By all means, you wouldn't want to be up there when a typhoon or tropical storm is passing thru the Kanto district as it was last Thurs./Friday.

Best wishes...


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