mountain climbing

Hiking restrictions result in huge drop in climbing accidents, with zero on Mt. Fuji

Closing popular hiking trails has led to an unexpected extra benefit.

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Live-streamer who slipped and died on Mt Fuji wins Darwin Award

Prize for stupidity commemorates “those who improve our gene pool — by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible”.

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U.S. servicemen’s hike on Mount Fuji turns into rescue mission, netizens are awed and grateful

The Marine Corps members carried an ill woman for two miles to safety. Read More

Local Group’s Plan for “I Conquered Nation of Japan” Certificates Dashed by Protest

A group of local residents around the Nation of Japan had established a plan to issue “I Conquered Nation of Japan” certificates to people for 500 yen (US$5) a copy.  The plan was a small way to help promote tourism to the area. However, when the news broke, people from all over the country wrote in, protesting the scheme and calling it “inappropriate.”

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Underequipped Family Climbs Mount Fuji to Promote Chinese Patriotism, Given Clothes by Japanese Person

A well-known Chinese writer with some controversial views on education got into dire straits in September after attempting to climb Mount Fuji with his children.  The purpose of the climb was a combination of a strict education regiment and as a way to promote Chinese patriotism.

Unaware that the climbing season ended at the end of August, they were turned back short of the summit, but not before being given extra clothing by a Japanese first aid officer.

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