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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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Many mountaineering agencies claim that there are 1310 peaks over 6000m in Nepal alone. Other agencies claim that there are thousands of such peaks in the world, meaning that no comprehensive list of peaks over 6000m probably exists. This makes sense, as peaks should intuitively follow some sort of power-law distribution, meaning that there should be much ...


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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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According to this link there where 306 people climbing K2, 30 of which died. This would result in a fatality rate of ca. 10%. This table only includes actual successful ascents. This list lists 80 fatalities including those who died during the ascent. I couldn't find any number of attempted ascents though. On another note the success rate seems to have ...


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Wolfram Alpha gives: 19 peaks above 8000m 95 peaks between 7000m and 8000m. One of its sources, Peakware finds: 20 peaks above 8000m. 99 peaks between 7000 and 8000m, 151 peaks between 6000m and 7000m, For Asia only, it finds 94 peaks between 6000m and 7000m, the peaks above 7000m are all in Asia.


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Consider that the cog railway "at the back" of Mount Pilatus is closed during winter. Thus the really nice golden round-trip from Luzern to Alpnach-Staad by (Steam-)Ship, climbing up with one of the steepest cog railway, and finally descend with the Cable Car to Kriens (suburb of Luzern) is not possible. The mentioned trip to Jungfrau (Top of ...


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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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The cheapest one I could find was Bullhead House in Warmensteinach with prices starting from 16 EUR per night.


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Depending on your definition, Wikipedia has a list of mountains by elevation. Certainly according to that, there are 6000ers outside of the Andes, Himalaya and Alaska - including peaks in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet (regions outside of the Himalaya). Summary: 14 peaks over 8000m. 93 peaks between 7000 and 8000m (meaning 107 peaks above 7000m) 75 ...


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When I asked a taxi company for a small bus they listed 5 hryvnas/km for the whole 7-seats bus. There are companies that can take you over the Ukrainian border, and they charge 7 hryvnas/km for the part of trip which is not in Ukraine.


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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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