Mt. Yatsugatake 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:01.01.2017 ~ 01.02.2017
  3. □ Date at Summit: 01.02.2017

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Mostly Sunny
  2. □ Highest Temperature:3.0°C
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:-7.0°C

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:17.2km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:1,500m
  3. □ Course:From Akadake Kosen to Gyozagoya vis Mt.Io, Mt. Yokodake, Mt. Akadake
  4. □ Further Information: As I advanced forward from Mt. Io to Mt. Yokodake, conditions became worse. The path became narrow, steep, icy, etc. When the wind was strong, I had to stop and maintain balance so as not to slide down. Because of the lack of snow, I could seize chains that were already set up when I climbed steeper parts. But, in this season the chain is usually hidden under the snow so it can be very difficult to climb. I was lucky!

Approach to Starting Point

  1. □ Transportation:Car
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:About 4 hours one way but I stucked by terrible traffic jam so it took about 6 hours.
  3. □ Further Information:From Omiya to Suwa IC via the cetral highway

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Yatsugatake The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Yatsugatake Altitude × Temperature

My Impressions

Mt. Yatsugatake consists of some different mountains like Mt. Akadake, Mt. Yokodake, Mt. Amidadake and so on. "Yatsu" means eight in Japanese. The highest mountain among Yatsugatake area is Mt. Akadake. I had wanted to climb this course for a long time. This course is the ideal way to enjoy all of Yatsugatake
It was a difficult climb to plan. The climb demands 3 days and specialist skills and equipment, especially in mid winter. Finally, this winter, the chance was came.
Unexpectedly, I found the climb easy. The weather, no wind and high temperature, made for comfortable conditions. Such good weather is rare in this region at this time. I had never had such good luck with nice weather on New Year's Day before.
This week is usually the harshest week of the Japanese winter.
After completing this climb, the only remaining mountain in Yatsugatake area is Mt. Amidake. I'll tackle it next year!




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

【2018】
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)*