- - - 10/4/2009 - - -


Filed under: — Andy @ 5:49 am

My friend and his coworker invited me on another backpacking trip up a mountain. This time is was a two day trip to Yatsugatake, or 8 peaks. There doesnt seem to be 8, but when you get up to the top of Akadake, the tallest one, its still a lot of hiking along a steep ridge to get to the other peaks. On the way up, it was a bit cloudy, but the next day was again windy and amazingly beautiful. Similar to Kitadake, the view from the top was amazing and the hike up as well as down had plenty of surprises and nature.

The start of our climb up Yatsugatake.

The surrounding forest was covered in moss and was incredibly green.

Still about an hour from the peak, but from here it will be a lot more difficult of a climb.

At the top! 2899 meters high. As evening came and the sun went down, we made our dinners and called it a night.


The next morning sunrise from the top.

From here it was off to the next peak, and the one after that, and the next one.

After hiking up and down along a ridge all day, we had lunch and started heading down.

The way down had lots of fall colors to enjoy as well.

Exhausted, after a 2 day journey through Yatsugatake.

I will also post a photogallery soon, as well as another 360 panorama(hopefully).


  1. Wow, that photo with what I’m assuming is Fuji rising above that bed of clouds is simply breathtaking, I can only imagine how much more astonishing it would be to see it in person.

    On the 4th picture from the top, with the level 3 scramble and chains, did you guys go up that?

    Comment by Jeff — 10/17/2009 @ 8:09 pm
  2. Yup, I went up that. It is not as hard as it looks… unless you happen to step on one of the unstable rocks :shock:

    Comment by Andy — 10/18/2009 @ 2:35 am
  3. very beautiful ^^

    Comment by Poom — 10/21/2009 @ 11:05 am

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