Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Kate climbs Mount Fuji, Japan

While I was flying to Madagascar in our plane, my daughter Kate-Lynn and bf Chris were on their own adventure climbing Mount Fuji in Japan.

Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m. An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day.

Says Kate: "Reaching the top was not about endurance, stamina or the use of an oxygen can, it was a waiting game. Our tiny team, and other bucket list tickers, were waiting on the sun, praying it was having a lazy start. "

"As I have come to experience in my life, our timing was favored. We saw the sky brighten on our ascent.. but no sun yet.. we clambered around the hoards and we made it.. this was the moment we had prepared for. We were standing at the top of Mount Fuji in Japan and every little experience leading up to this made the next few hours more spectacular than I had expected."

Another awesome achievement Kate-Lynn, well done and to Chris and the rest of the team!! The pics say it all.

Chris and Kate catching the sunrise atop Mount Fuji

The bandanas' inscriptions read  appropriately "Fighting Spirit" for Kate, and "Certain Victory" for Chris

Team Mt Fuji are Jonathan, Chris, Kate and Peter

An exciting and proud moment

Above the clouds and atop Japan's highest mountain - 
may the world always be at your feet Kate

The mountain is a giant volcano and crater

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