Mt. Echigo-sanzan 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



Schedule

  1. □ Duration:2 days and 1 night
  2. □ Term of Climbing:10.15.2016 ~ 10.16.2016
  3. □ Date at Summit: 10.16.2016

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Mostly Sunny
  2. □ Highest Temperature:25.0°C
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:2.0°C

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:33.2km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:3,000m
  3. □ Course:From Okura parking lot to Mt. Echigo-Komagatake via Mt. Hakkaisan and Mt. Nakanodake
  4. □ Further Information:Around Mt. Hakkaisan, the path was extremely narrow and steep. It is better to have rock climbing experience for some points, but I think it is not necessary. After Mt. Hakkaisan, the course is not intended for begginers. It was so hard to walk because I was interrupted by so many things like tree branches, rocks, bushes; It looks a jungle. Therefore I spent much more time climbing than I expected. Going down from Mt. Echigo-Komagatake was so steep, my climbing stick broke because it wasn't strong enough to sustain my body on such a steep path.

Approach to Starting Point

  1. □ Transportation:Car
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:About 4 hours one way by car.
  3. □ Further Information:From Omiya to Okuramori parking lot(Sakamoto shrine) via Kanetsu highway.

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Echigo-sanzan The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Echigo-sanzan Altitude × Temperature

My Impressions

It had been raining for five consecutive weekends, but in the end nice weather finally came. I didn’t want to miss this chance to cimb to this mountain.
I hadn’t climbed with fully equipment for a long time, but this time the weather was good so I decided to camp on the mountain with my full equipment.
Echigo-Sanzan consists of three mountains: Hakkaisan,Nakanodake and Echigo-Komagatake. It was so tough to climb these mountain. I struggled with lack of water, high temperatures and a very long course.
The highest point of the mountain is 2,085m, but I started at 250m; Furthermore there were a lot of ups and downs, so overall, I had to climb about 3,000m and the distance was over 30km. I felt I needed more strength.
I expected the temperature to be lower because of the season, but to my surprise it was like summer. I felt dizzy and nauseous because I didn't eat enough food due to dehydration. But, I survived in the end. It was my birthday, so I though this wouldn’t be the best day to die, and I managed somehow.


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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)*