Is the Kiretto as dangerous as the Daikiretto?
Hi Gary, how are you? I think the rainy season is gone. I'm planning to climb Mt. Goryu and Mt. Kashimayari-ga-dake both. I read your site and you said the Kiretto is not so dangerous like the map.
I am going by myself. Is it not so dangerous like the Daikiretto? I plan to see the sunrise from the summit of Mt. Goryu (13th-15th). Have you already been climbing? I hope so. :-)
Grace, the Kiretto just about killed me, as it was very hot that day and I got VERY dehydrated. From Mt. Kashimayari-ga-dake's 2889m, you drop down to Kiretto's 2446m, and then back up to Mt. Goryu's 2814m. That's a REAL tough climb, but not quite as dangerous as Daikiretto.
This graph of the elevation profile will give you a better picture: http://www.yamareco.com/modules/yamareco/graph.php?did=44861
I'm planning to do Mt. Nishi-Notori-dake in early August, maybe the weekend of Aug. 5-7. It's one of the Shiranesanzan (白根三山, 3 white summits)....Kita-dake, Ai-no-dake, and Notori-dake.
Best wishes & have fun !