北岳 / 間ノ岳
Kitadake / Ainodake
3.193 m / 3.189 m
- – 12. Sep 2010
1st. day, 11. Sep. 2010 Kitadake
Departured in Takasaki at 4:30 am, I took the highway. I arrived at Ashiyasu-Onsen at 6:30. It is not allowed to enter the Minami-alps by own car.
After parking the car at Ashiyasu-Onsen I took the bus to enter Minamialps. Now I understood why it is forbidden to enter the mountains with the own car. The road is very small, when I looked about of the window I looked down for a hundred meter or more. It seems that the road was attached to a vertical rock. The bus ends at a mountain station near a river. For the first hour the hiking trail follows a valley with flowers. Some snow rest is still there.
The hiking trail is easy to find and to hike; from 2500 meter there are several wooden ladders, some rock-fields have to be climbed and sometimes chains are set to secure the hike.
Weather condition is perfect; 24 degrees during the hike; on the top of the mountains around 18 degrees. Blue sky, sunny and the view to Fujisan was very beautiful.
After climbing Kita-dake I hike to 北岳山荘 (Kitadakesansou), a mountain-hut which offers room for approx. 80 people. After checking in I enjoy the view with a cold draft beer. Water is rare; the next spring is 300 Meters below. It takes about 30 minutes down to get water and one hour back up.
After dinner all hikers went to sleep at 8:00 pm, about 40 people slept in one room.
北岳 Kitadake / 間ノ岳 Ainodake 11.-12. Sep 2010
Start (11. Sep) 広河原 (Kougahara), アルペンプラザ (Alpenplaza) 8:30 am 1.520 m
Trail up 大樺沢 (Ookabasawa)
Top 北岳(Kitadake) 1:15 pm 3.193 m
Finish (11. Sep) 北岳山荘 (Kitadakesansou) 3:00 pm 2.880 m
Duration: 6 h 30 min Distance: 8 km Height: 1.673 m