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Blizzard on Fuji-san | by Misha Logvinov
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Blizzard on Fuji-san

Approaching Fuji-san crater in a growing blizzard. By this point, we were wearing all our clothes, which included GoreTex soft shells, down jackets, fleeces, long sleeve undershirts, gloves, double hats, long johns, winter pants, etc. You get the idea. As we topped out on the crater, we were greeted by ~15' visibility and 50mph subfreezing wind. Mt. Fuji is a walk-up, eh!? Since we were at risk of being late to our next destination on the other side of Honshu (Kamikouchi, Nagano Prefecture), we "ran" up and down the mountain as fast as we could. Four hours up, 1.5 hours down.

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Taken on October 9, 2008