Fuji alpine style means climbing the peak as it originally was done – no trail, using alpine strategy, over multiple days. This is the real mt fuji. These ascents take the already serious winter or off-season ascent and turn it into the full alpine experience.
No more following trails, chains & stations, our alpine ascents use the mountains natural features for a semi-technical climb under full alpine conditions. This means roped sections, mixed rock and ice sections, camps on chopped sites and climbing new terrain unlike any other ascent on the peak.
For the serious mountaineer, those training for peaks like Denali or climbers who have previously done a winter mt fuji ascent, this a logical step. +60 winter trips to fuji with +25 nights on the mountain and +25 summits has shown us the safest route options for alpine-style ascents, away from the notorious risks and using strategies that keep this a true alpine objective.
Day 1 - Meet Fujiyoshida & approach
Day 2 - Climbing and return to camp
Day 3 - Descent & return
- Ground logistics from point of meeting
- Instruction, guiding & communication
- Group equipment
- Technical climbing equipment
- Transport to point of meeting
- Lodges, camping, access or ice wall fees
- Personal equipment
- Personal food
- Personal insurance
- Changes to itinerary or early departure
I climbed Fuji with Feeding the Rat several times in 2021. The first time I was unprepared for the difficulty of it. However, with tips from the guide I was with I was able to attempt a few more times in 2021. I have used guides many times, and often the worst time is in the tent, or in the car, as its awkwardly quiet or standard questions.. however Feeding the Rat guide was quite opinionated about many different and obscure topics, which helped pass the time when not actively climbing, and extremely knowledgeable about climbing and suggestions for improvements.
I am looking to climb 8000m peaks over the next few years. Few places in Japan offer the difficulty and weather needed to prepare. Mt Fuji, is probably the best place to do it in Japan, but you need a service with someone who has climbed it in winter, many times, as there is little room for error. I did a custom trip with Feeding the Rat, that aligned with my goals of big peaks, while maintaining a level of professionalism and safety needed to ensure I didn't become another statistic on Fuji.
- $775 - $2,500
- January, February, March, November, December 1 - 4 Days
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