Is it dangerous to climb Mt. Fuji?

Yes.

FMG guides draw from their reserves of experience and training to make sound decisions that improve the chance of reaching the summit without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Managing risk is FMG's number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent during our climbing pursuit (e.g. slipping, rock fall, inclement weather, and high winds) but they cannot eliminate them.

Additionally, Fuji Mountain Guides cannot guarantee that you will reach the summit of Mount Fuji. Weather, route conditions, or your own abilities may create circumstances that make an ascent unsafe, and you or your entire party may have to turn around without reaching the summit. Failure to reach the summit due to a person's own lack of fitness or to any of the events associated with alpine pursuits (such as weather, route, avalanche hazard, team dynamics, etc.), are not Fuji Mountain Guides responsibility and will not result in refund or reschedule.


Please clearly understand that this alpine pursuit is an inherently hazardous sport. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which climbers have been injured and worse. While these accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control.


We ask that participants acknowledge that risk, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in this activity. We ask that each participant is physically and mentally fit, is properly attired and equipped, and continues to assess him/her-self throughout the tour to ensure as safe a climb as possible. We ask that participants honestly and accurately describe themselves, in terms of fitness, health and skills, and their equipment to their guides, and that they adhere to the advice of their professional mountain guide.

 

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