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My Night Climb on Aug. 1, 2013

by Duc Su

Shrine on top of Yoshida Trail

Shrine on top of Yoshida Trail

I successfully climbed Mt. Fuji for the second time with two other comrades from different countries. I guided them on the popular Yoshida trail from the 5th station to the summit.

The conditions during the night climb weren't perfect nor were they bad. It was mostly cloudy throughout the night, with light to moderate rain for about an hour.

This particular climb was to reach the summit and hike to the opposite side of the crater which we didn't do. I am tempted to do it again in about a week and stand on top of the official highest point, 3,776m, on Mt. Fuji.

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Aug 04, 2013
Must Try
by: Duc Su

Thank you for your reply. My last year climb was on 8/16. Just a couple of days before yours. The altitude sickness got to me a bit hard this time and not the last. I actually missed the sunrise as I needed to take a rest on the last of the 8th stations. If I do go again, I will try the ginkgo biloba herbs. Not sure if it will help, but worth a shot. Btw, I am the one in the middle of the photo.

Thanks for the target spot. I will make it there one day or another.

Also, for those who have made it to the summit, don't forget to take a nice photo of you up there as you can get an official certificate of climbing to the summit of Mt. Fuji by following this link.

Aug 04, 2013
Here is your target
by: Gary Wolff

What a great story and wonderful pic, Duc! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with other Mt. Fuji climbers.

Keep me posted if you make it to the actual highpoint. Here is your target, where I stood on Aug. 21 last year: :-)

If you climb up the Fujinomiya route as I did, the 3776m Kengamine highpoint will be very nearby.

Best wishes !!

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