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Mt. Fuji as seen from the shinkansen bullet train.
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Smokestacks mar the view of Fuji.
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Mt. Fuji from the air.
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Yoshida-guchi trail entrance sign.
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Yoshida-guchi trail entrance, we started from the 5th station.
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After climbing for about 40 min., we reached the 6th station here. We're already above the clouds.
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Bags of drink cans.
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Rocky trail looking up on Mt. Fuji.
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Looking down at the trail.
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Hut roofs are weighed down with rocks so it doesn't blow away with the wind.
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Rock and more rock on Mt. Fuji.
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A good part of the trail had us going on all fours.
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Mt. Fuji torii
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Our mountain hut on the 8th station, called Toyokan. 東洋館
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Shadow of Mt. Fuji
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We spent the night in the mountain hut with a small dinner.
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Branding my walking stick.
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Our bunk bed.
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Watching the sunrise from outside our hut.
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Reaching the summit.
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At the summit of Mt. Fuji. It was so windy and rainy that we couldn't walk around the rim. Could hardly see anything.
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Going down was tiring too. But better than going up.
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After climbing it, my image of this mountain will never be the same.
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For a full-length account of my climb, see this article.
     
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