Your Climbing Mt. Fuji FAQ page is excellent
Hello Gary. This is John. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my Fuji video and thanks for putting on your site! I feel honored! Your Fuji FAQ page is excellent and I'll be using it when I'm thinking about my next climb up Fuji.
It seems that you only made the one trip up Fuji, soon after you arrived in Japan - did you never want to try again? I know the old saying about climbing twice... but.... I think I've been in Japan about as long as you and climbing Fuji became a kind of summer habit for me... well, until I got married and the children arrived. But every couple of years I feel the pull of the old mountain.
I'm curious about why you liked my video - as you mentioned there are a lot of Climbing Fuji videos on YouTube. After my recent climb the obvious point occurred to me that it would probably be better to climb during the day, in daylight, if I was going to film it. Maybe next year.