Kita Dake, Ai-no Dake & Nakashirane-san
WATERFALLS, FROZEN RIVER AND ROCKS
From Kofu, we took a bus and start out 1700m ascent from Hirogawara. Started at 7am, and should summit Kita-Dake (3193m/10,476 ft) by 4pm.
BEAUTIFUL BUT CLOUDY
Climbing through the valley following the river. As we get higher, we still see the frozen part of the river.
We summit Kita-Dake (3193m) and went to stay at Kita-Dake Sanso and at 4am, head off to Nakashirane-san (3055m) and Aino-dake (3,189m)
OUR NEXT SUMMIT
While we head back down today, tomorrow, we’ll be heading Mt Fuji. Japan’s highest.
Footnotes: This is a beautiful and scenic hike. I would definitely try this again and visit other summits along this alps.
Minami Alps, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan