This is the second of two posts on climbing Mount Fuji with this one giving you the positive side. Super excited about climbing Fuji? You may want to check out the other version here.
This post was written by Greg Logan. In addition all photos were taken by Greg. Greg’s blog can be found here.
Before I go on to tell you that climbing Fuji will make you three inches taller, will give you a full head of hair and put ten years on your life, I feel obligated to point out that a certain photographer/blogger/climber/whiner never actually made it to the summit of the mountain and therefore, in my opinion, lacks the steely resolve and mental fortitude to make a sound judgment on the merits of completing the ascent. And frankly, I don’t know if he would have appreciated the sunrise at the top with all those tears in his eyes.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to brass tacks: Should you or shouldn’t you climb Mount Fuji?
Is it exhausting? Yep. Is it crowded? Oh lord yes. Is it freezing on top? You’d better believe it. Is it worth it? Hell yes!
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