Tag: Japan Alps
Hiking in the Minami Alps: Coffee at the Top
There’s a joke between a good friend and his brother regarding a hike they did in Colorado a few years ago. Early morning on a remote mountain, as they approached the summit they saw a trail runner come through the mist, he flies straight past them shouting “Coffee at the top!”
Adventure: Common Sense and How to Not Buy New Camera Gear
With the backpack packed and batteries charged, chocolate and sugary snacks purchased, I headed to the Torikura trail entrance (鳥倉登山口) late on Saturday afternoon to start the 2 to 3 hour climb to the campsite.
Hiking: The Mountains are Still There
This is more of a note to myself than anything else. A reminder that the mountains are still there.
Hiking: Minami Komagatake
A 3 a.m. start thinking I’d be the only one on the trail. But you are never alone in Japan, even in the middle of the night on a mountain. Frustrating, yes, but reassuring too.
Landscape Photography: Fooling Myself
I can’t take landscape photographs. I’ve tried but I don’t have the patience or the skill.
Guide Book: The Japan Alps and Mt. Fuji
If I’m honest I still find the idea of hiking in the Japanese Alps daunting. It’s only recently that I’ve started making the switch from cycling and bike packing to hiking and exploring the mountains on foot so planning a trip can feel overwhelming at times.
Photography: Favourite ‘Adventure’ Photos of 2019
I began to understand that if I wished to continue chasing adventure, then just repeating the same types of expedition was not the way to go. The Question I needed to ask was no longer, ‘how can I keep cycling around the world?’ The question now was, ‘how can I keep living adventurously?’ Alastair Humphreys…
Bike Packing: Urugi – Fujimi Panorama – Shiojiri
Urugi – Fujimi Panorama – Shiojiri At the end of July and beginning of August I had a few days spare to do a short bike packing trip before a two week trip to Australia for work. A friend of mine, Alex, who I hadn’t seen in a while and had previously been living just…