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Ascent of Fuji-san on 2017-08-19

Climber: Nate B

Others in Party:USNH CPO Mess and FY-18 CPO Selectees.
Date:Saturday, August 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fuji-san
    Location:Japan
    Elevation:12388 ft / 3775 m

Ascent Trip Report

CPO Mess and Selectees had a team building event climbing Fuji. Chartered a bus that left Yokosuka at 0200 and we hit the trail at 0517. Made solid time up to crater rim at 0811 and was on the summit at 0836. Went back and tagged the second biggest summit, Hakusandake, which had a weather guy holding a wind instrument in a blistering windy whiteout. After went to the crater restaurants and had some ramen and coffee. After relaxing for a few hours waiting on the others, I realized via the Peakbagger app that they had more named hills around the crater rim trail, so I semi circled around and tagged them as well as Fuji's summit again
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4766 ft / 1452 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Weather was rough than dissipated
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4766 ft / 1452 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.4 km
    Route:Standard route
    Start Trailhead:Kawaguchi-ko trail   7622 ft / 2323 m
    Time:3 Hours 4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Tractor trail
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Nate B
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