Watch the journey of Fantastico reporters as they climb Japan’s most famous and sacred mountain
For hundreds of years, foreigners have not been allowed to climb one of the most famous volcanoes in the world. a Mount Fuji The Japanese consider him the greatest deity in the country.
correspondents Felipe Santana and Lucas Luis faced a grueling nine-hour hike to reach the top of Japan’s tallest mountain And they explain why this walk is also a religious one that respects nature. Watch all the details in the video report above.
The adventure is accompanied by a guide. Cveto was from the Yugoslavian ski team, he went there to work as a coach and fell in love with Chiharo and stayed there. He talks about the issue that many people died trying to climb Mount Fuji.
“The problem is the wind. Out of nowhere, it can start blowing at 200 kilometers an hour. The weather changes quickly, within ten minutes, and then deaths occur, and many times they are aliens,” he explains.
The way to the top of Mt.
a The route starts at 4 ambefore the sun rise. The temperature is close to negative. You have to start very early to get to the top of Mt. Fuji and The beginning is still among the trees.
“We already feel our hearts racing, and the altitude makes things very difficult. Let’s see how our climb goes.”
Dawn from above has a proper name: Juraico.
There is also a stop for a snack. The sandwich swelled due to the pressure: “You can play ball with it,” says Felipe Santana.
The steep ascent is a challenge for the heart. At a certain point, A.J “Tori”It is the gate of heaven. This means that you are getting closer and closer to the greatest spirit of nature, according to Japanese religion.
When you get to an altitude of three thousand meters, you can start to see some snow on the road. The snow makes everything very cold and the altitude pressure increases more and more. The air is rarefied.
before midway, You need to put the crampons in the box, the climb is quite steep at a 45 degree angle. According to the manual, from this point on you should be steady and slow and you can’t stop because the oxygen continues to circulate to your muscles.
After eight hours of walking, the Japanese proverb became clearer and clearer: “He who climbed Fuji once is wise. He who climbed twice is a fool.”
“It’s unbelievable. It’s a perfect crater, check it out.” […] It was more difficult than I imagined. My back hurts, my legs hurt, everything hurts. But getting here now is a relief… It’s nice to see and arrive, even if slowly,” describes Felipe Santana.
a 3700 meters high, Above the clouds the hike ends and the team reaches the summit of Mount Fuji.
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