This is the first of two posts on climbing Mount Fuji with this one playing devil’s advocate. Having doubts about climbing Fuji? A more positive post, can be seen here.
There is a saying about climbing Mount Fuji that goes something along the lines of, and I am paraphrasing here,
You would be a fool for not climbing Fujisan once in your life, but only the dumbest of all idiots climbs Mount Fuji a second time.
Well I didn’t wanna be a fool, so in August 2008 I “climbed” this mountain of all Japan’s icons and I have a new phrase.
I cannot think of one reason good enough to climb Mount Fuji and the person who thought up the other phrase probably had some financial incentive to start that rumor.
You might be thinking that I had a bad experience on the mountain, for example, had bad weather, or got sick but it was neither of these things that led me to my new saying about Mount Fuji. So what is the deal? See more photos and read the rest of this entry »