What type of gear would be required to summit Mt. Kita-dake in February?
Search this site:             

What type of gear would be required to summit Mt. Kita-dake in February?

by Lazy Beach Guy
(United States)

Hi, I will be in japan this february and would like to summit Mt. Kita-dake, but information on the internet seems to be pretty sparse. I know there will be a lot of snow being in the middle of winter, what type of gear do you think would be required to do this hike?

Also are there any other recommended site with information that would be useful? As of right now i do not have a partner to go with so if there are any contacts for people that would like to go that would be great as well.

Thanks


******************

Dear Lazy Beach Guy,

Climbing in the winter is a death wish, IMHO.

Over the past 3 weeks, over 10 people have died or gone missing in the Japan high country, buried by avalanches, caught unprepared in record snow whiteouts, freezing to death, and succumbing to cardiac arrest: http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00238153.html

These fools place not only their own lives at risk, but those of the scores of unlucky volunteer rescue personnel charged with the delightful task of having to search for these idiots.

My advice is to wait till spring, but if you insist on winter climbing, you might want to post your question in the "Hiking in Japan" group @ Facebook.

Best wishes....

Gary

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Mt. Kita-dake.

Japan-Texas ebook cover thumbnail
A FREE download at Smashwords



Pattaya ebook cover
Only $1.99 at Amazon
(¥214 at アマゾン日本)




Alaska ebook cover
Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥340 at アマゾン日本)




GW's road trip ebook cover
Only 99¢ at Amazon
(¥114 at アマゾン日本)




new Climbing Mt. Fuji book
Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥343 at アマゾン日本)




Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥343 at アマゾン日本)

 



Let's connect!!

Gary J. Wolff
Facebook badge

View Gary J. Wolff's profile on LinkedIn

My pics:

My videos: YouTube logo



What's New?

  1. Are you better off now than 3 years ago?

    Apr 21, 24 01:41 AM

    Regardless of which side of the aisle you're on and the accuracy of the economic indicators below (I didn't bother fact checking them), I believe most folks would agree that many Americans are truly s…

    Read more

  2. Japanese protest against the WHO for forcing them to be vaccinated, ignoring Japan’s sovereignty where vaccines are voluntary

    Apr 17, 24 10:52 PM

    An estimated 20,000 protesters voiced strong opposition to mandatory vaccinations and the potential infringement on Japan’s sovereignty. One of the banners leading the march declared: “We strongly pro…

    Read more

  3. Spring has sprung in Tokyo!!

    Apr 17, 24 10:50 PM

    The springtime flowers in Japan bring a non-stop exhilarating display of brilliant colors and sweet fragrances to titillate the senses. The plum blossoms begin in mid-February, followed by the absolut…

    Read more