Hiking Safety TipsMasahiko Hiromoto | Outdoor Recreation
The Mt. Fuji hiking season runs from the first of July to the end of August. Hiking begins from the 5th Station on Mt. Fuji where the altitude is about 2,347 m. (7,700 ft.) while the altitude at the summit is 3,761m. (12,388 ft.). Mt. Fuji is a challenge to hike, even for those in top physical condition. It is important to make the proper preparations ahead of time and be sure you are in good physical shape for strenuous hiking.
Changes in elevation and temperature are severe. Even if it is a summer day below, the summit may feel like winter. The terrain of Mt. Fuji varies from walking on a dirt path, to loose lava stone, to actual mountain climbing. Above 2,438 m. (8,000 ft.), the air becomes very thin and can make breathing difficult. Let your steps be slow and steady so you don’t suffer from mountain sickness.
Hiking Safety Tips
Prepare for Quick Weather Changes
Beat Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration
Remember Sun Safety
Keep Altitude in Mind
As Always Safety First
For more information about Mt. Fuji or to sign up for a trip, please contact Outdoor Recreation @ 253-3822.