Credit: Robert Duncan

How often do you hear about people skiing on Japan’s highest peak, Mt. Fuji?

Hardly ever, right?

Robert Duncan submitted photos and a quick blurb from his recent Mt. Fuji ascent and descent, and they’re too incredible not to share.

Check it out and give Robert a follow on Instagram! @Skibum81227

Credit: Robert Duncan

“At 3776m Mt. Fuji is the highest peak in Japan and offers incredible views reaching as far as Tokyo on a clear day. Climbing Mt. Fuji in the off-season is not as common and the season is short (mid-April to June). The hike up from station 5 is about 1500m that will require crampons and ice axe for the majority of the climb.

Credit: Robert Duncan

We were fortunate enough to catch it on a rare bluebird day and the hike only took about 7 hours to reach the summit where we stood alone and could take in views of the creator along with the surrounding prefectures and the 5 lakes below. Our decent was about 1200m of the most remarkable views I’ve ever experienced on skis. Never in my life did I think I would ski above the clouds.”

Credit: Robert Duncan

Cheers to Robert on conquering Mt. Fuji, and thanks for sharing.

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