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    Senior Member alt.thomas's Avatar
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    Finally going to do this

    Hoping that if I write it and share this, I will actually get it done this year.

    Goal is to climb three of the 100 great mountains of Japan in the Southern Alps: Kitadake, Ainodake, and Shiomidake

    https://www.komoot.com/tour/1113167188?ref=itd

    Plan so far
    1. Get in condition
    2. One night hang to get reacquainted with my hammock and test the Tensa trekking pole
    Planned for end of May
    3. Another one night hang to shakedown my gear in semi-Alpine environment with a full load in June
    Went here last week and it had good elevation profile with a spicy climb near the end

    https://www.komoot.com/tour/1104976295


    4. Do the Southern Alps route in July-Aug

    Drop me a line if theres anyone in Japan whos interested. Kind of intimidating doing this one alone.
    Last edited by alt.thomas; 05-11-2023 at 23:44.

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    Good for you! I hope the weather is in your favor. I'll be looking forward to seeing your sunrise pictures of Mount Fuji!
    ~ All I want is affordable, simple, ultralight luxury. Thats not asking too much is it?

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    That's awesome. If you're a climber, bring a few extra camming options; without trees there may be opportunities for a rock on one end and the Tensa on the other. Good luck in meeting your goals!
    Iceman857

    "An optimist is a man who plants two acorns and buys a hammock" - Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (French Army General in WWII)

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    Wow that's awesome. Good luck!

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    My wife is in Tokyo right now but I couldn't make it this trip. Would love to hike there should the opportunity arise. Gambatte ne!

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    Senior Member alt.thomas's Avatar
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    Making this into a journal to hopefully make this goal a reality

    Course laid out: https://www.komoot.com/tour/11325332...CxCpMtN5pHaP2y
    Just need to find out how to actually travel to location (Hatanagi Dam #1).

    1. Started conditioning with 6kg on 6/10 and will move up to 10kg shortly.


    2. Gave up on the Tensa Treez after recent 2-day camp. Lost the tightening nut holding the handle and could not get one of the anchor points to hold. Will bring an inflatable pad, thinking to change hex tarp to square tarp and bring at least one trekking pole. Will also bring my half-wit, straps, 3/4 Summer UQ and 20* TQ.

    3. Still planning another camp to determine final fitness and gear selection in July

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    Epic hiking goals you have there! I've never hiked outside the US, would like to someday. Looks like you'll be emersed in some amazing landscapes. I wish you good luck on your endeavours!

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    Senior Member alt.thomas's Avatar
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    Good news: I scheduled my trip in two weeks

    Bad news: Daughter got Covid but she got it five days ago in Canada and is back home.

    Heres hoping shes less contagious

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    Hope the Covid misses you. Can't wait to see your pictures. Have Fun!

    Charlotte

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    Senior Member alt.thomas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMagnolia View Post
    Hope the Covid misses you. Can't wait to see your pictures. Have Fun!

    Charlotte
    Thanks Charlotte, I did not catch the bug and daughter is fully recovered. But I now have to worry about a typhoon in the area. Might have to delay a couple of days and let it pass and hope the trails and campsites are ok, thats assuming I can move my dates

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