Listed are the equipments necessary for climbing Mt. Fuji.
Check that everything is ready before departure. Since the weather is unpredicatble on Mt. Fuji, make absolutely sure to be fully equipped.
The minimum necessary gear rental plan is available at Willer Travel’s Mt. Fuji Climbing Tour. Do not miss the convenient and reasonable plan.
This is necessary to protect your head from falling rocks. There are also risks that other climbers may drop things from above, or that trees can come crashing down.
Willer provides super-light climbing helmets from the top brand, Montbell, to all tour participants free of charge.
The frontpiece of the helmet has an adjuster. This enables participants to get the right fit for their heads. Also good ventilation and airflow make comfortable to wear.
The mountain weather changes easily, and protection against rain is very important. Depending on the wind’s influence, it can even feel like rain is coming from below. Prepare sufficient rain gear for both your top and bottom halves. Also, for the striking temperature difference between hiking time and break time, deal with protection from cold by layering clothing. This is not just for rain, but cold and winds. Think about what is appropriate to wear when there are chilly winds and when feel cold, and choose one a bit larger than usual.
There are no streetlights on the mountain paths. It is extremely dangerous to be unable to see your footing during night climbs. Be sure to have one when hiking up the mountain at night.
Bring a liter when starting the climb. Refills can be purchased from the mountain huts. Two or three liters for one climb (two days with an overnight stay) are required. Carrying it all in a rucksack is a heavy burden, so prepare the first liter and replenish it later. Dehydration leads to altitude sickness, so be careful.
Mainly, these are very useful for the descent down the mountain. Going down the mountain puts a lot of stress on the knees, which can be reduced by using stocks. On the other hand, they are not necessaryfor those who think them a heavy load to carry.
There is about 20℃ temperature difference between the base and the mountaintop. Average temperature in July are about 5℃; about 6℃ in August, and hit close to 0℃ before dawn. Being chilled can cause illnesses. Getting hard to move gradually and may cause injury. Layerd look is fully recommended for such an environment. Adjust clothes to maintain best body temprature by taking off and putting on clothes: not too hot to sweat during the climb and not too cold during the rest.
Bulky clothing, like ski wear, is unsuitable. The clothes, easy to be holded and layerd is the best.
Normal sports shoes are fine if they have anti-slip soles for rocky areas but high-cut light climbing boots which are tough and light are the most recommended. Avoid flip-flops and the like as pebbles may get in and cut feet.
There are plenty of occasions to spend coins on the mountain, particularly 100-yen coins: when buying water, snacks, oxygen canisters and the like, as well as when using the pay toilets. Bring 2,000 yen of coins and also as much as 3,000 yen in bills.
The food sold at the mountain stations costs more due to shipping expenses up the mountain therefore extra cash may be needed.
Taste better than usual at Mt. Fuji.
* Drinking water is not enough to fend off heatstroke. It is essential to also keep your sugar and salt intake in mind. Sports drinks are also effective.
Be careful to not carry so much food that it becomes a heavy burden.
Bring trash to the foot of the mountain with garbage bags.
Wipe away sweat and dry your hands with a towel. At least 2 towels should be brought since they can be used in various ways such as to stop breeding from injuries.
The higher the altitude, the less oxygen, which may cause altitude sickness. Oxygen canisters are sold at the mountain stations. However, they could be sold out. Preparing them beforehand is recommended.
Take measures to avoid sunburns since UV rays are stronger on the mountain. Sunscreen and sunglasses are must items. Sunscreen will run off from sweat even after put on once. Put it on again frequently. Sunglasses are not just for blocking out blinding light, but also absorb the UV rays to prevent the darkening of corneas since melanin pigments make skin get a tan after corneas absorb the UV rays . Sunglasses that fully cover the eyes are recommended.
WILLER tour participants limited! Useful items make your challenge to climb up Mt. Fuji more comfortable and safe!
Although water is of course necessary, too much water will make you tired. WILLER tour participants can receive 500ml water bottle in the mountain hut so that you can slim down your rucksack.
Your face especially nose will get dirty by clouds of dust. Wearing mask will prevent from it.
When trying to reach the summit, it often happens that climbers cannot hydrate because hands are numb with cold. Carabiner Water Bottle makes you easy to hydrate.
Energy food will be given. Get energy easily when getting tired while climbing.
Lots of people try to climb up Mt. Fuji. WILLER tour climbers can recognize each other with them.
Water is very valuable in Mt. Fuji. Wet tissues are very useful to wipe your hands since you cannot wash your hands with water.
In some rocky areas you will need to climb using your hands. Cotton work gloves protect your hands.