Mt. Kiso-Komagatake 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:1 Day
  2. □ Term of Climbing:02.12.2017 ~ 02.12.2017
  3. □ Date at Summit: 02.12.2017

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Cloudy
  2. □ Highest Temperature:-12.0°C
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:-20.0°C

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:3.6km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:300m
  3. □ Course:Via Senjojiki Col
  4. □ Further Information:For the first hour, from Senjojiki Col, it was almost flat road so I enjoyed walking on snow without any difficulties. Gradually it was getting steep and the wind was getting stronger. I don't recommend using snowshoes because in the end we had to change our snowshoes into crampons because the roads had gotten too steep and were covered in icy snow. Furthermore, under bad situations like falling temperature and strong winds, it's not easy to change equipment. Before getting to ridge line, there are very steep roads, so I had to crawl using all of my body, it's managed using an ice ax, and no rope was needed.

Approach to Starting Point

  1. □ Transportation:Car
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:About 4 and a half hours one way by car.
  3. □ Further Information:From Ohmiya to Komagane IC via the central highway line.

    ※ I stayed at the parking lot in my car. There's a toilet with a feating system. And the price was very reasonable; it costs 600 Yen at once(The price don't count how long one stay there).

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Kiso-Komagatake The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Kiso-Komagatake Altitude × Temperature

My Impressions

I thought the weather would be fine because we had such nice weather on the morning before I climbed to the Senjojiki-Col. When I got off from the Ropeway, I was shocked to discover; very cold weather and I couldn't see distant objects due to white-out. There was no choice but to continue the climb.
In the end, I couldn't reach the summit because of the bad weather. I found it impossible to climb under these conditions.
My face was frostbitten. It was not so serious, but the doctor said it could take up to half of year to recover and the skin might scar. I didn't use a mask made from thick fabric, it was too thin so it might have contributed to the frostbite. Important lessons were learned.


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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)*