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Online reservations begin for Mount Fuji climbers to ease congestion

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Anyone unwilling to pay a measly 2000 yen is either very poor, in which case I am empathetic, or a cheap foreign resident who thinks they are special.

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I can see the reasoning, but how do they want to enforce that? Build a wall around Mt Fuji?

Why would they do that - people use three trails to get up the mountain. They just need to set up at the trail heads. Can someone get around it? Sure, but is it worth the extra money it costs to make sure not a single person gets through without paying? I don't think you'll find anyone thinking it is.

Most people, Japanese and foreign, will just pay, because most people aren't thieves who will try to sneak around and get out of paying a not large amount of money for a pretty amazing experience.

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I can see the reasoning, but how do they want to enforce that? Build a wall around Mt Fuji?

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People that suffer from altitud sickness... are at random... depends on your health conditions, your physique and something else that I don't remember. Even if you never had Altitud sickness before, you may get sick the next time you go up.

You can lower the possibilities of not suffering altitud sickness if you live in a high altitud for a long time, but even that is not guaranteed, since if you go to sea level and go back you may get altitud sickness still.

I know... I have lived half my life in a city above 2800 meters, I have seen plenty people suffering form altitud sickness and there is basically no way to know if you may get affected of not before hand.

If you are an experienced climber and/or lived in high altitud for long time, you may be able to avoid or reduce the effects of altitud sickness...

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So, if you are able to and prepare, no problem.

I think you are speaking without understanding how altitude sickness works.

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The issue is altitude sickness by not allowing your body enough time to adjust to the altitude.

Thank you for your answer. I did it once and had no problem.

So, if you are able to and prepare, no problem.

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Oookay, had a look at that website "no cancelation"...how many people will now go up and get in trouble despite bad weather warning bc they can't cancel neither the trail nor the hut and next weekend is allready fully booked etc?

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Hawaii charges $25 for non-residents and limits the number of visitors to Hanauma Bay State Park in Oahu.

There are now 8 National Parks in the US that require a reservation to visit at least part of the park to fight over-tourism.

Canada tried to limit national park visitors by making entry expensive until this year when they decided to grant free entry to certain Canadians. The free entry will make certain National Parks overcrowded and will tax delicate ecological areas.

The cost of entry to Banff in Alberta, Canada did act to limit demand. Demand shifted to the next door provincial park area know as Kananaskis Country. K-Country was soon overrun, crime spiked with many parked cars having windows smashed and contents stolen while people were hiking and trash was littered everywhere. The province was forced to limit demand for entry by also charging an entry fee and crime and litter vanished overnight.

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who would have thought that one day people would make reservations online to climb a dormant volcano?

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Visibility and lower temperatures aren’t an issue. I’ve done the bullet climb five times. Only an idiot would climb at night under dressed without a light.

The issue is altitude sickness by not allowing your body enough time to adjust to the altitude.

sometimes I’ve had no issues and sometimes I’ve had acute migraines. I’ve seen many people in worse condition than me getting physically sick and some extreme cases needing to be evacuated.

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@wasabi

Because people are climbing in the dark. Poorer visibility and lower temperatures lead to more problems.

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"bullet climbing,"

Why is this bad? Why would they want you to stay one night if you are able to climb without a night stop?

Logic behind this failed me.

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