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A picture perfect morning while climbing Mount Fuji.

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I have some shots like this, really breathaking stuff. But this guy is either on the way down or he's got a looooooong way to go!

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He's going to freeze when he gets to the top wearing that bandana and that short-sleeved shirt. At the top you need a winter coat with a hood, a wool cap, and 800 yen for a cup ramen.

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@Serrano: What would you be doing with 800 Yen? Didn't think you believed in money. You other threads to reply to after insulting me.

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this thumbs down nonsense is ridiculous

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this thumbs down nonsense is ridiculous

I second that!!!

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Kudos on the excellent shot. What a clear view. Usually can't see anything below because of all the cloud cover this time of the year.

Yep, judging by the view and the terrain, this was most likely taken on the Subashiri trail, and he's probably on the way down. His clothing should be okay for the rest of the hike if he's already descending. I've been on the Yoshida-Guchi and Subashiri trails. I'd love to go back and try the more difficult route, which apparently is less used but has some ruins along the way.

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Please remove the thumbs up or down, JT.

People comments should not be judged, but debated, or embellished upon!

Hey mountain guy, I'm waving to you, see me, in the distance?

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"Boy this sure beats Afghanistan and I'm drinking beers tonight"

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great shot, thumbs down to those who don:t like the shot

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Awesome shot. Mt. Fuji-mysterious place.

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That's a great shot. A time of solitude and reflection, man and nature. I'm glad we can't see the hundred or so other people standing behind him !

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i made it to the top just last week. i was in boots, a light jacket and a shirt and shorts designed for running and keeping you dry. i was just fine at the top even with the heavy cloud and wind that was there.

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Hit and miss at the top. Can be passably warm or really freezing. Most time I have been up (5) it has been freezing. Better to have some very warm clothing with you.

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What a coincidence, I was on top of Fuji this week. It was freezing (5 C) but I got a good shot of the sunrise.

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"Climb every mountain, ford every stream

Follow every rainbow, 'til you find your dream"

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I wonder what the radiation levels are from Fukushima Daiichi at that elevation on Mount Fuji. Has any air testing been done at this elevation or any contamination checks been performed on the mountain side and top?

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I wonder what the radiation levels are from Fukushima Daiichi at that elevation on Mount Fuji.

Give it a rest. Enjoy the lovely picture!

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Don't jump, Bro! You have too much to live for!

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This is nothing like hiking a magnificent mountain during the summer. As an American, I have hiked Pikes Peak in the Colorado Rockies, near Colorado Springs. I love the massive size of Mount Fuji---having viewed it from Mount Tenjo---and hope to hike it during July 2012 while on a research trip to Wakayama.

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Re: Temperatures at the summit of Mt. Fuji (during peak season, mid July to mid August)

Depending on your own comfort levels, you may want to climb during the day to watch the sunset from the summit, which is just as beautiful. Of course, I recommend experiencing both :D

When in doubt, bring a spring jacket and 3-4 light, breathable tops (polyster-blend running wear works well), with at least one of those long-sleeved. You can layer these easily (long-sleeves first, short sleeves on top of that) and switch out if they get hot or sweaty.

If you tend to sweat heavily during hikes, do not wear cotton sweaters. The weight will literally drag you down, and the chill will be very uncomfortable.

I climbed in the first week of August last year, an overnight trek in order to watch the sunrise. Because it had rained heavily for most of the day, not only was it windy, it was also chilly and misty on the slopes. By the time I got to the top, much of my black toque had turned white -- it had a distinct layer of frost on it.

As always, you don't have to take the word from commentary, but do research and plan hikes well.

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"One small step for a man "...whoa, I thought this was taken in 1969 for a sec.

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