3/10 (Sun) Tateshina Snow Hike
This is a beginner level snow hiking trip up to the summit of Tateshina yama. The summit offers a 360 degree view including a close up of the entire Yatsu-ga-dake range and the North Alps. We will be climbing up the southern ridge of the mountain moving through various alpine zones as we climb up 800 meters to the summit which stands at 2,531 meters. After the climb we head to one of the most amazing local hot springs which features half a dozen outdoor baths to try out. This hike is not too steep and can be climbed with light crampons and trekking poles.
9,500円 (+tax) (Transportation, crampons, poles, sled included)
3/20 (Wed) Gunma Hotaka - Intro to Snow Mountaineering
Gunma Hotaka is an amazing beginner level snow climb starting at the top of Kawaba ski area and climbing along a beautiful snow ridge over multiple sub peaks until reaching the pyramid summit. We will review the basics of crampon and ice axe use before starting the climb and hone those skills throughout the day. The entire climb is above tree line with amazing views thanks to the gondola that will whisk us up to the start of the climb.
14,900円 +tax (Transportation, crampon and ice axe rental, lift ticket, and Coco Heli rental included)
Hiking Level: 2B
3/23~24 (Sat~Sun) Shichimen Mountain Overnight Hike and Temple Stay
We've put together this trip to a mountain temple in the Southern Alps. This is one of the only mountain temples in Kanto that this kind of opportunity exists. Participate in evening and morning services, eat 2 shojin meals, and see the Diamond Fuji sunrise behind Mount Fuji. The hike is not technically difficult, but there is a lot of elevation to be gained, but peace and relaxation can be found once we reach the temple.
21,500円 +tax (Transportation, temple lodging, and 2 meals included)
6/29~7/7 (Sat~Sun) Europe Trekking - Picos de Europa
Picos de Europa is a wild range of mountains in the norht of Spain. The stone peaks are made of limestone and there are numerous large caves located throughout these mountains. We have planned an awesome itinerary to explore some of the best parts this range has to offer. Starting off with a short day on the beach enjoying some great spanish food and drink, we will be heading deep into the mountains surrounded by rocky peaks. There will be some rock scrambling along the way as well to keep things interesting.
102,500円 +tax (Local Transportation, 5 nights lodging, and 8 meals included)
Hiking Level: 2D