7 comments on “Shirouma makes 99

  1. Congrats on #99. Looks like you probably had some great views up there. And a descent in 1H 15M? That might be faster than we could do on skis or snowboard..

    We are wondering if Hana is going to get a big present after you complete the last hyaku-meizan?

  2. Thanks, George. Yes, the views were amazing, uninterrupted in every direction. I guess you can just about see Shirouma from where you live.

    Have you got any good ideas for Hana’s finishing present? I’m looking forward to catching up on sleep and enjoying some relaxing weekends, but the dog probably just wants more mountains.

  3. nice one! i checked the Hakuba web cam this morning and immediately thought of you!~ There’s a low pressure system heading towards Honshu, so let’s hope it holds out for your final ascent!

    Where exactly was the landslide? Was it between Sarukura and the Daisekkei or between it and the summit (or in the Daisekkei)?

  4. The weather is certainly looking grim for the plan on Sunday, so the club might not go up, in which case I’ll go next week. Akadake shouldn’t see any snow for a while yet.

    The landslide is about where I was standing for the first photo of this blog, ie at the top of the Daisekkei where the path is on the right side of the snow going up. It’s the steepest part of the route and the rock is unstable.

    An elderly hiker I met said that a young guide and a female client were killed in the same spot four years ago.

  5. If I had been coming through at a reasonable hour, I would have certainly met up! When I’m in your area next time, let’s get together with the dogs. I’m also interested to see what you’re growing.

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