Mt. Iwaki climbing record
For this climb Exertion Level：★★☆☆☆ Difficulty Level：★☆☆☆☆ Scenic Level：★★☆☆☆
For this climb
This Mountain's Information
- □ Altitude：1,625m
- □ Location：Aomori Prefecture, Hirosaki (Click to view larger map)
- □ Duration：1 Day
- □ Term of Climbing：09.03.2016 ～ 09.03.2016
- □ Date at Summit： 09.03.2016
- □ Weather：Cloudy
- □ Highest Temperature：27.0°C
- □ Lowest Temperature：20.0°C
- □ Distance：7.7km
- □ Cumulative Elevation：1,445m
- □ Course：From the Iwaki shrine to The Hachigome parking lot via Mt. Iwaki's summit
- □ Further Information：Time Schedule
6:30 The Super Hotel ⇒ 7:10 Bus Station ⇒ 8:00 Iwaki Shrine ⇒ 11:33 Shakujo-Shimizu ⇒ 12:20 Mt. Iwaki ⇒ 12:40 Started going down ⇒ 13:20 Hachigome Parking Lot ⇒ 13:45 Got on the bus bound for Gaku Hotspring
Approach to Starting Point
- □ Transportation：Express Bus
- □ Time to Starting Point：About 8 hours one-way by overnight bus from Hirosaki station to Omiya, and about a hour one-way by bus from Hirosaki station to Iwaki shrine.
- □ Further Information：I recommend not to using the bus from Hirosaki station to Mt. Iwaki because it was very expensive and the service is poor. I think it's better to rent a car at Hirosaki station. Then, you can easily access the sightseeing spots.
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Mt.Iwaki is located in Hirosaki city. If you go there you can see the mountain from almost anywhere because it stands out from the rest of the landscape.
While climbing the mountain, you might come across two difficulties. Firstly, the hot weather. Because I had to start climbing from the lower place(180m of altitude) it was very hot. The other issue is that the climb can be exhausting because of the shape of the mountain. (There's no flat path.) At 1,200m of altitude, I could feel the cold breeze and I could drink cold water from the mountain spring. After drinking some refreshing water, I was able to regain my strength and continue climbing.
Climbing this mountain is tough, but you can also get to the top by car or cable car. Therefore there were many people at the summit once I got there. However most of them were not climbers.