Mt. Yarigatake climbing record

For this climb  Exertion Level:★★★★☆  Difficulty Level:★★☆☆☆  Scenic Level:★★★★★

For this climb
Exertion Level:★★★★☆
Difficulty Level:★★☆☆☆
Scenic Level:★★★★★

The best shot for this climb


This Mountain's Information


Schedule

  1. □ Duration:2 days and 1 night
  2. □ Term of Climbing:10.24.2015 ~ 10.25.2015
  3. □ Date at Summit: 10.24.2015

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Sunny
  2. □ Highest Temperature:17.0°C
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:3.0°C

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:38.5km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:1,600m
  3. □ Course:From Kamikochi via Yokoo lodge
  4. □ Further Information:Time Schedule

    (Go)5:30 Sawando parking lot → 6:30 Kamikochi → 9:30 Yokoo lodge → 14:00 Yarigatake lodge → 15:30 Summit → Stayed at the Yarigatake lodge

    (Back)5:00 Got up → 6:00 Started going down → 7:54 Yarisawa lodge → 09:00 Yokoo lodge → 11:00 Kamikochi

Approach to Starting Point

  1. □ Transportation:Car
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:About four and a half hours by car
  3. □ Further Information:I had a car-stay at Sawando parking lot before the climb. In the morning, if you see someone waiting for a bus to get to Kamikochi, I recommend you ask them to use a taxi. It can be cheaper if you chip in together and it should be faster than using a bus.

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Yarigatake The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Yarigatake Altitude × Temperature

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My Impressions

I think the most famous mountain in the Northern Alps is Mt.Yarigatake. It has really breathtaking views from the summit. A lot of climbers of Japan dream to climb it one day. It has a long course, so I suppose this climb usually take around three days. In spite of the bad access, there are many climbers in summer. As for the winter, few climbers dare to climb it. It is very danderous and almost every year someone dies in their attempt to climb it.
It is impossible to be alone at the top of the mountain because the place is narrow and usually very crowded. Because of that, sometimes we have to wait for an hour to climb the summit. However the climb took less than 3 days, the weather was getting colder and there were less people than usual.
I wanted to put up my tent near the summit but I couldn’t because of the strong wind and the cold weather. My body didn’t adjust to the cold temmperature yet.
I'm sure people who climbed this mountain loved it. If you are planning to climb mountains in Japan, Mt. Yarigatake would be a good choice. I strongly recommend it. This trip gave us an indescribable sence of achievement. Standing on the summit, after a long climb will give you an addictive boost of pride and confidence in your own ability.


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《 Legend 》
* : 100 famous mountains of Japan
: Unable to Summit

【2018】
OCT Mt. Zao (Kumanodake) (1,840m)* Mt. Gassan (1,984m)* 
AUG Mt. Sannoto-Tonodake-Nabewari (1,491m)* 
MAY Mt. Tonodake (1,491m)* 

【2017】
DEC Mt. Tanigawa (1,977m)* 
MAY Mt. Kaimondake (924m)* Mt. Aso (1,592m)* Mt. Karakunidake of Kirishima (1,700m)* Mt. Sakurajima (1,117m) Mt. Ena (2,191m)* Mt. Arashimadake (1,523m)* 
APR Mt. Ibuki (1,377m)* Mt. Yakedake (2,455m)* 
MAR Mt. Senjogatake (3,033m)* 
FAB Mt. Kiso-Komagatake (2,956m)* 
JAN Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)* Mt. Nyoho (2,303m) Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* 

【2016】
DEC Mt. Jonendake (2,857m)*↓ Mt. Yakedake (2,455m)*↓ Mt. Tanigawa-Bateikei (1,945m)* 
NOV Mt. Aizu-Komagatake (2,132m)* Mt. Sukai (2,144m)* Mt. Nyoho (2,463m) 
OCT Mt. Daisen (1,729m)* Mt. Echigo-sanzan (2,085m)* Mt. Takatsuma (2,353m)* Mt. Amagi (1,406m)* 
SEP Mt. Azumaya (2,354m)* Mt. Iwaki (1,625m)* Mt. Hakkoda (1,584m)* 
AUG Mt. Ryogami (1,723m)* Mt. Shibutsu (2,228m)* Mt. Hayachine (1,917m)* 
JUL Mt. Haku (2,707m)* 
JUN Mt. Nasudake (1,917m)* 
FAB Mt. Nikko-shirane (2,578m)*↓ 
JAN Mt. Utsukushigahara (2,034m)* 

【2015】
NOV Mt. Mizugaki (2,230m)* Mt. Kinpu (2,599m)* Mt. Daibosatsurei (2,057m)* 
OCT Mt. Yarigatake (3,180m)* Mt. Nantai (2,846m)* 
AUG Mt. Kobushidake (2,475m)* 
APR Mt. Nishiazuma (2,035m)* Mt. Adatara (1,699m)* 
MAR Mt. Houousanzan (2,841m)* Mt. Houousanzan (2,841m)*↓ 
FAB Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)* 
JAN Mt. Azumaya (2,354m)*↓ 

【2014】
DEC Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* Mt. Kogashi (582m) 
NOV Mt. Kogashi (582m) 
OCT Mt. Iwate (2,038m)* Mt. Hirugatake (1,673m) Mt. Asama (2,568m)* 
SEP Mt. Ryogami (1,723m)*↓ Mt. Utsukushigahara (2,034m)* Mt. Hiuchi (2,462m)* Mt. Myoko (2,454m)* Mt. Kashima-Yarigatake (2,889m)* Mt. Goryudake (2,814m)* Mt. Nikko-Shirane (2,578m)* 
AUG Mt. Ontake (3,067m)* Mt. Kiso-Komagatake (2,956m)*↓ 
JUL Mt. Kai-Komagatake (2,967m)* Mt. Kasatori (1,953m) 
JUN Mt. Kirigamine (1,925m)* Mt. Tateshina (2,531m)* Mt. Adatara (1,699m)* Mt. Bandai (1,816m)* 
MAY Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane (2,160m)* Mt. Myogi (1,103m) Mt. Hiuchigatake (2,356m)* Mt. Zao-Okama (1,758m)* 
APR Mt. Karasawadake (3,103m) Mt. Kenashiiwa (1,300m) Mt. Makihata (1,967m)* Mt. Takegawadake (1,051m) 
MAR Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* Mt. Tanzawa (1,567m)* 
FAB Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)*↓ 
JAN Mt. Nyugasa (1,955m) Mt. Tonodake (1,491m) 

I'm not sure below because I forgot where I climbed.

【2013】
DEC Mt. Kitayatsugatake (2,840m) Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)*↓ 
NOV Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* 
JUN Mt. Joshu-Hotaka (2,158m)* Mt. Tanigawa (1,977m)* 
MAY Mt. Joshu-Hotaka (2,158m)*↓ Mt. Kumotori | Hiryu (2,017m)* 
FAB Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) 
JAN Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* 

【2012】
DEC Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) Mt. Tanzawa (1,567m)* Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* 
SEP (0m) 
AUG Mt. Akagi (1,828m)* 

【2011】
AUG Mt. Tsukuba (877m)* 
MAY Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) 

【2010】
SEP Mt. Gumo (977m) 

【2009】
JUL Mt. Fuji (3,776m)*