Pick peaks within your ability, climbers urged

Jul 16, 2013

Pick peaks within your ability, climbers urged

by Koichi Tsujimura

Now that it’s summer climbing season, police and rescue teams are urging potential climbers to choose mountains and routes appropriate for their ability and strength amid an increase in mountain accidents. The National Police Agency said 2,465 people were involved in mountain accidents last ...

Fuji traffic jam to grow even worse this season

Jun 20, 2013

Fuji traffic jam to grow even worse this season

Mount Fuji will likely see its summer traffic jam of hikers get even worse this year thanks to its expected addition to the World Heritage list. A symbol of Japan, the 3,776-meter peak is widely expected to be approved for the list at the ...

May 29, 2013

Exhaustion felled noted Japanese climber, her Sherpa says

Mountaineer Chizuko Kono died of exhaustion last week while climbing in the Himalayas, while a Spanish climber was killed by an avalanche on the same mountain, Kono’s Sherpa and Nepalese officials said Tuesday. Dawa Sherpa, who was with the 66-year-old Kono until her death, ...