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Ascent of Asama-yama on 2019-10-01

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Asama-yama
    Location:Japan
    Elevation:8425 ft / 2567 m

Ascent Trip Report

From east, trail at road col, passing Asama Volcano Observatory and continuing past Mt Koasama to summit. Trailhead has limited parking (more on east side of road if allowable). Signboard at start saying go at your own risk. Three large boulders competing for highpoint status, the two northernmost equal highest according to my hand level.

Crater just quietly smoking today but a 20 minute 1800m plume of smoke 2 months ago (7 August) made headlines. Not a place for a picnic.

3hrs round trip. Visited the dormant Koasama 1655m P90 on the way down, has a trig partly hidden by vegetation.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3792 ft / 1155 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3792 ft / 1155 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.5 km
    Start Trailhead:4633 ft / 1412 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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