On a Mountain High in Japan

On a Mountain High in Japan

On a Mountain High in Japan

By Garry Sonter

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Ten years ago I dared to climb Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most famous mountain and was awed by its shear size. I had never before hiked so high or stood with the world at my feet looking over a sea of clouds. There were hundreds of people including young and old making their way to the top. Mt. Fuji was a busy place and I am not one to like large crowds but the experience was truly amazing.

On my latest visit to Japan I not only revisited Mt Fuji and rejoined the hoards of people on a pilgrimage to the summit, I also found another place that exists high in the clouds – a place of respite from mainstream Japan – a place of scenic views and treacherous trails. This paved the way for a physical, exciting and deeply moving experience in the North Japan Alps.

About Garry Sonter

To say Garry is excited about camping would be an understatement. Given a choice between a luxury hotel and a tent, he would probably opt for the tent. Garry loves introducing people to the outdoors and nature. And in return enjoys seeing them make their own connections. Garry strives for perfection with his photography. He has held exhibitions in his homeland of Australia and in Japan and he is in endless pursuit of photographic opportunities to illustrate how he interacts with life and the outdoors.
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