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Rishiri Island Beer O'Clock
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Rishiri island is one of the most impressive mountains i have seen in Hokkaido.

The peak rises straight out of the ocean and is a tough climb. One our attempt we only made it about a 3rd of the way up when it just became too windy and dangerous - seems like you have to get your timing right on this one.

We came up a bit early maybe becuse the snow was sheet ice and scary up higher, we needed some softer spring snow to work with.

One side of the mountain requires ice climbing gear and really to be safe i'd recommend going on a guided trip if not very experienced in ice climbing / mountain saftey.

We opted of saftey and a few beers while enjoying the views once off the mountain. Wild place.

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Uploaded: 24/08/2010
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