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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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I had been trying to get to Japan all season for some deep powder skiing.
The trip didn't come together till late spring. After a week in the Japanese
Alps, we managed to get a short window for Fuji with a 9:30am
alpine bus start.

Short vid from the trip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnJYV...J2jhT4pfGEDGLw
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Another great life experience! Wouldn't think you needed to go all the way to Japan for some powder skiing
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Sweet!
This has been on my bucket list for a long time. Probably since my dad made us all watch "The man who skied Everest" in the 70's.
It wasn't too busy down below this time of year?
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An incredible trip if you happen to be in the neighbourhood. I and my three climbing partners had the entire mountain to ourselves in early March. Cold though; at least -17C and 70kph winds near the top forced us down. Next time Fuji-san, next time... Best of all was the hotsprings to conclude the trip.





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The man who skied Everest, such a cool video. I remember watching it as a kid too.
I watched it on youtube recently some epic background tunes.

Best to ski it Apr/May no crowds. If you want to summit without skis, hit it in the summer months, but I'm sure there will be people everywhere.
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On the bus ride out from Tokyo to Hakuba (10 or so days earlier) .... I noticed Mt Fuji out the the bus window.... I was happy to see it. After the initial view of the mountain Andy and I figured we should plan to leave Hakuba a few days earlier so we could have a go at Mt Fuji near the end of the trip.

Weather was on our side.... I think the rain season started a few days after we left....
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Approaching the Summit with 1km or so to go....
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