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Ascent of Asahi-dake on 2020-01-15

Climber: Caj Svensson

Others in Party:Per & Takayama
Lotta & Johan
Virginia & Johan
Ronja
Date:Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Asahi-dake
    Location:Japan
    Elevation:7516 ft / 2290 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the lift station where Takayama-san got lift tickets for one ride up. We put skins on and set off up the volcano along the southwest ridge. Stopped by the sulphuric vents to get pictures and higher up for the ski crampons. The icy snow was not really covering the rocks so careful climbing was necessary. Further up, we got the skis off and carried them on the packs. Rested at the summit, the highest point on the Hokkaido island. Skied back on the northern side of the mountain, over hard snow, sections of rocky snow and nice fluffy snow fields and with some traversing. Skied the ski slope from the top of the ski lift back to the car. Packed and took off for a long ride through Sapporo to the Kazeru hotel and Onsen. We were late and had to dump the luggage in our room, strip down, get a kimono on and head for dinner. Onsen had to wait to after the dinner.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2267 ft / 690 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3907 ft / 1190 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles, Guide
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2267 ft / 690 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:SE Ridge
    Start Trailhead:top lift station  5249 ft / 1599 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3907 ft / 1190 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 7 km
    Route:NE Side
    End Trailhead:end of slopes  3609 ft / 1100 m



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