Mt. Ena 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:1 Day
  2. □ Term of Climbing:05.02.2017 ~ 05.02.2017
  3. □ Date at Summit: 05.02.2017

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Mostly Sunny
  2. □ Highest Temperature:14.0°C
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:1.0°C

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:12.5km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:1,200m
  3. □ Course:Hirogawahara Course
  4. □ Further Information:Time Schedule

    5:00 Parking Lot → 5:20 Hirogawahara Climbing Entrance → 8:00 Mt. Ena Summit → 9:00 Starting Descent → 10:40 Parking Lot

Approach to Starting Point

  1. □ Transportation:Car
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:About 2.5 hours from Mt. Arashimadake to parking lot, and about 4.5 hours from parking lot to Omiya by car
  3. □ Further Information:Mt. Arashimadake - Tokai-Hokuriku Highway - Tokai-Kanjo Highway - Central Highway -(Mt. Ena)- Central Highway - Metropolitan Highway - Omiya Station
    ※ There is a toilet at the parking lot. But I have no idea its conditions because I didn't use it.

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Ena The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Ena Altitude × Temperature

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My Impressions

 I had already climbed two mountains before attempting this one, so I was already tired before I started. The Car-trip was not comfortable, due to the chilly weather. Even in spring, it was just one degree Celsius. I suppose the temperature at the place that I stayed goes down so easily because it is located in the valley, where there is a mountain-stream. That might have been why the temperature was lower than usual. The chilly weather didn't matter to me. As I started my climb, I warmed up immediately.
 There are three possible paths to choose from. I chose the shortest one. I didn't know much about this mountain, so I thought the most popular course would be the best for me, as there would be many more climbers there, than other courses so I wouldn't get lost. On this course, I met a few dozen people during my climb.
 This mountain is known for limited visibility at the summit, so I wasn't looking forward to seeing any great views at the top. You can't see much at the top because the summit is surrounded by tall trees. I tried to find a clearing among the trees. Finally, I found a spot from which I could see almost all of the alps' mountains like Mt. Ontake, Mt. Yari, Mt. Kiso-Komagatake and so on.
 I stayed for about one hour at the summit. I usually stay less than 10 minutes at a summit. The nice weather and views made me comfortable, so I felt that the time flew by. Many of climbers didn't realize there was a spot like the one I'd found, so they gave up and missed out on the fabulous views. But, I didn't tell them about the spot I found because I didn't want to interrupt their climb.


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

【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)*