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I climbed Mount Fuji 5 years ago. I would say: I don't think Earthquakes are a realistic danger on Mount Fuji (if there is one, probably better to be out in the open than under a roof that can collapse anyway). As ohers have already mentioned, the climb is not too technical but quite tiring. The last hour is especially terrible, walking on volcanic sand ...


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Wikivoyage will tell you all you need to know: Mount Fuji The TL;DR version: The mountain is officially open to climbers only from July to early September. Visiting outside the official season is legal but inadvisable unless you know what you're doing, since everything is closed and the weather can be extreme. It's cold up there, temps at the summit can ...


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It's taken in Hamnøy, in the Lofoten island in Norway. You can even make out the specific mountain shown in your photo in the image included on the Wikipedia page.


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You should have no problems in the mountains and rural areas. Actually, people are usually very friendly and they will be curious about you (specially if you look like a foreigner). In Tirana, Durrës and other cities you might find someone trying to scam you, like pretending they just found a ring you dropped or distracting you with a game while someone ...


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This may or may not help...I have heard people seeing these clouds at Mt Rainier and the Rocky Mountains - they seem to be more commonly sighted in the USA.


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In addition to jpatokal's answer you have to understand that getting up to Mount Fuji is not really to be considered to be "climbing" or even "trekking" in the real sense of the word. Climbing up there is done by some many people of all ages and there is so much support offered along the way that it's not a challenge in any way. The issue is that the ...


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All you need are: A flashlight Some warm clothing Some snacks (there are lots of little shops along the way up, but they all sell stuff at quite exorbitant prices) Perhaps a sleeping bag if you don't think you can do it all in one go and think you'll need at least a nap. It is not technically challenging at all and isn't really mountain 'climbing'; you ...


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The background is called 'Temple' by Jason Absolom. It was one of the announced wallpapers chosen in a competition for the selection of them. I believe it is a composite image and not a real place, which is why I'm putting this as an answer, but if I'm proven wrong I'm happy to remove it.


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Accommodation Yes, there are some accommodation options in the Tatras mountains. I do not know precisely where you want to go but you can check on Open Street Map if there are shelters on your way. According to the Wikivoyage page for the Slovakian High Tatras, there are many huts but they commonly close for the winter. The linked website has a list of ...


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Obviously some aspects of weather can't be predicted, and will vary from day to day. However, you can give yourself a guide and estimate by considering general conditions, and other climbers' past experiences. For a past experience in October, I recommend having a look at this blog: The first of October aka. the day I finally climbed the north summit of ...


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Doing a google search for "Mount Hua weather" I found this page which states that the average temperature is 6.8 degrees. So something warm that also protects you from the wind will be important. They also rent out overcoats on the mountain. I would assume that in perfect conditions, you do not need a lot, but the moment it's overcast and windy you will have ...



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