Summer at the foot and winter at the summit! The point of Mt. Fuji climbing is overlaying!
Even if you climb Mt. Fuji from the fifth station, the altitude of the Yoshida route is 2300 m at climbing entrance and 3700 m at the summit. The altitude difference is about 1400 m, and if there is such altitude difference, the temperature and the amount of wind change greatly. To put it more, even the weather is different from the fifth station and the summit on Mt.Fuji. Besides, you are walking in two days, so temperatures, wind and weather change in the morning, daytime, and evening, respectively. On the ground, we have not experienced anything quite a change, but there is such a change in the environment while climbing Mt. Fuji. It is impossible to respond to this change with one clothing. So what should you do? Simply put, we need to prepare summer clothes and winter clothes, but as it gets lots of baggage, it is tough to carry around and go to the top of the mountain.
The clothes at starting walk for Mt.Fuji climbing -Daytime hours-
When it is sunny at the beginning of walking from the fifth station to the seventh station, you start climbing with light clothing. The beginning of walking is still full of vitality and tends to walk hard. It becomes easy to sweat. It is important to quickly absorb the sweat into clothing and to dry it. A dry T-shirt for sports would be good. When it is a cotton T-shirt, it will not dry out due to rain and sweat will remain uncomfortable all the time. It is better to prepare quick drying materials, including pants. Soranoshita also offers rental, so why not try using it? Jeans are absolutely useless. When it gets rained, wetness does not dry out and becomes heavy. Then, how about a jersey? It is by no means bad. It is light and quick-drying, and because it has good mobility, I think it is functional. Also, ultraviolet rays are very strong when in a high place. Even in clothes such as dry T – shirts and short – length pants, it is good to refrain from exposing the skin as much as possible, and wear long sleeve under shirts, functional tights etc under it. For hats, not only the front part but also the neck line with a brim will be good.
The clothes toward the top of Mt.Fuji -Staying in a mountain hut-
At the summit, the average temperature is 5 ° C, and the wind blows strongly, so the sensible temperature gets even lower. It will be cold as much as midwinter. The time when the person who wants to see sunrise at the summit climbs toward the summit is the coldest midnight. It may be good to prepare with the intention of a cold freezing point. For this reason Mt. Fuji climbing requires warm clothes. However, winter clothes like wearing in town are inconvenient to carry to Mt.Fuji climbing. It is convenient for mountain clothes for mountain. Let’s take down jacket that high quality down is used, it can be stored compactly and keep warmth. In addition, it is useful to have a lightweight fleece. The most important thing is wind protection measures. Do not expose your skin as much as possible. Rain wear becomes the big success here! Although beginners tend to think that it is not necessary if it does not rain, actually, rain wear is often used as warm clothing or windproof wear in mountains. Rainwear is the most important item as both climbing and Mt.Fuji climbing. Furthermore, it is good to have items that can hide their ears so as not to cool the ends. I think that it is good to have knit cap and glove. Although it can be a muffler, even if only a towel is used to keep the neck warm, it will be a counter measure against cold!