we touched this same spot with our hands, our feet, our gaze and our dreams

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Climbing Mt Fuji Sea to Summit: 27hrs of Exhaustion


Published on Oct 27, 2015
Captain Falcon, Axel, and I climbed Mount Fuji sea to summit, I'm still not 100% sure why.
TRIP STATS: 27+hrs, 50km (31mi), 3776m up (12400ft), 10+ chocolate bars eaten.
►COMMENT: What should our next epic Japan adventure be?

GAG REEL w/ outtakes and bonus footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcHTu...

ROUTE MAP we used on the trip to hike Fuji sea to summit: https://goo.gl/roGZdH (I didn't make it, just found it online)

TRIP BACKSTORY: I met Axel and Captain Falcon when we were living in Singapore from 2013-2015. We became brosephs at a monthly tabletop board game night I held at my place. When I heard from my friend Dylan (yes "that" Dylan from Japan by Bicycle: https://youtu.be/0qAZ1yhS2Yk?t=27m31s) that he had climbed Mount Fuji sea to summit my mind was blown. I didn't know that people attempted such a route, but I knew I had to try it too. In the summer of 2015 Axel and I both moved to Japan and Cap't Falcon quit his job to travel around Asia. When he came to Japan, I knew this was the best chance to assemble an elite team and attempt this crazy sea to summit trek. Thankfully they both accepted my invitation to do this hike.

SIDE STORY: At the very end of the video there's a sunrise time lapse. When I was sitting there capturing this shot, I was so tired from being awake for over 30 hours and cold in the freezing temperature that I hallucinated that the blobby clouds (which were a lot closer than this wide lens makes them look) were turning into giant stuffed animals that were coming up the mountain to kill me. No joke. My brain was definitely losing grip on reality and I was honestly terrified of the killer giant cloud animals. It's ok, you can laugh at me.

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