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Mount Fuji: On Top of the Clouds

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“I’m on top of the world”

Actually, we didn’t make it to the top.

We arrived at 8th Station at around 04:00 AM, and the sun has started rising; we were too late and overly exhausted — not to mention that we already have bus ticket in the afternoon. We might not make it to the bus if we insist of going to the top.

Obviously, we miscalculated this trip; we were not as fast as we thought we are … and the biggest mistake: we were not as strong as we thought we are.

Long story short, we headed back home after the sunrise. We prefer to go back and heading to Kawaguchi-ko to get some Hoto :D…

So, downhill we went :-)…

*Mount Fuji, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

PS: Just to clarify; no, that’s not me in the picture. :D


12 responses

  1. Well, at least you tried! :P
    Still, I would make a second try. :)
    Nice silhouette. Impressive view.

    August 6, 2011 at 21:07

    • Well, if we are still here next summer (or sometime in the future), I would make a second try — with better strategy and preparation. However, for now, it is unlikely.

      August 6, 2011 at 22:31

  2. Really like this photo. Just wonderfully composed. And yes, well done for trying…That in itself is more than most people do ;-)

    August 6, 2011 at 23:33

    • Thanks, mate. Glad that you like it. Yes, I would consider this as an accomplishment :D…

      August 7, 2011 at 00:20

  3. Nice, the view looks amazing and the person really gives it a sense scale.

    August 7, 2011 at 04:38

    • Thanks, Rifqi :-)…

      August 7, 2011 at 09:42

  4. I have a feeling you climbed up mount Fuji :-) The pictures are great but climbing up Fuji is an accomplishment itself. Very well done.

    August 7, 2011 at 10:49

    • Haha… I’ve been telling about it for the whole week, Christakis. Where were you? :D…
      Thanks, mate.

      August 7, 2011 at 11:11

  5. 4 AM?!? No wonder you were cranky :).

    The guy in the photo looks like he’s posing for the photo. And about not being as strong, the high elevation probably didn’t help. But hey you did it! WOHO!! *grin*

    August 9, 2011 at 05:27

    • 4AM and we’ve been walking all night long :D…
      Yup, we did it! :D… and then we celebrate it with a big bowl of hoto. Perfect :D…

      August 9, 2011 at 07:10

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