A message from swimrunyoga


Hey, i see that you climbed mt. Fuji already (congrats btw!). I'm currently trying to plan what I can do in Japan to pack the appropriate clothing. As I'm going at the end of May, I read that the weather conditions aren't as good at Fujiyama. Do you have any tips because I want to go really bad, I always wanted to get up there but am afraid that it isn't possible because I won't be there during the high season. Cheers!

Thanks - it was super fun. I’m planning on going back for the opening next year to summit via all four trailheads.

Yeah the only time that Fuji is open to recreational climbing is July/August. There will still be a ton of snow up there in May and unless you go with some good local mountain guides you risk getting lost, or worse. None of the huts will be open so you’ll have to fastpack up and down.

This is a good site for more info: http://www.fujisan-climb.jp/en/

A message from ferhey


hi! i'm living in hk and im living in the new territories side. are there any trail runs in hk that have dirt instead of concrete roads? I love running on more nature environments. Thanks for answering!

There are a ton - especially up your way in the New Territories. Depending on where you live they are just a taxi ride away. Do some googling on the MacLehose and Wilson trails, and there are some great trails up and around the Sham Tseng area too.

A message from dtc03


Hello! I'll be heading to Hong Kong next Monday till Thursday for a short holiday and im looking at hitting up some trails on Lantau Island. How would you suggest i go about getting there considering i wont have a car to get around. And are the recommended routes you think i should take since i'll be alone and ive never run there before. Oh yes, i'll be staying on Hong Kong Island. Thanks for you help!

Hi I’m so sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I don’t usually get message notifications and hardly check on web. I hope you found your way out there and got to experience some great trails!

Silhouettes of Mt Fuji. #japan #hiking #trekking #mtfuji #ilovejapan #sunrise #sun #epic #adventure  (at Top of Mt.Fuji)

Silhouettes of Mt Fuji. #japan #hiking #trekking #mtfuji #ilovejapan #sunrise #sun #epic #adventure (at Top of Mt.Fuji)

Good morning from 3680m and the summit of Mt Fuji! 

#hiking #trekking #mountains #mountain #sunrise #japan #mtfuji #amazing (at Camp Fuji)

Good morning from 3680m and the summit of Mt Fuji!

#hiking #trekking #mountains #mountain #sunrise #japan #mtfuji #amazing (at Camp Fuji)

Trail found, morning seized. #fromwhereirun #kyoto #japan #trailrunning (at Fushimi Inari-taisha)

Trail found, morning seized. #fromwhereirun #kyoto #japan #trailrunning (at Fushimi Inari-taisha)

Admittedly, #summer in #hongkong can be brutally hot, but goddam it’s #beautiful. 

Sok Kwu Wan on northern Lamma island in all it’s glory. 

#thisishongkong  (at Lamma Island)

Admittedly, #summer in #hongkong can be brutally hot, but goddam it’s #beautiful.

Sok Kwu Wan on northern Lamma island in all it’s glory.

#thisishongkong (at Lamma Island)

Those with a fear of heights and no taste for adventure need not apply. #trailrunning #hongkong  (at 觀音山)

Those with a fear of heights and no taste for adventure need not apply. #trailrunning #hongkong (at 觀音山)

It’s nowhere near being the highest mountain in #hongkong, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t have one of the best views. #trailrunning #fromwhereirun  (at 分流東灣 Fan Lau Tung Wan)

It’s nowhere near being the highest mountain in #hongkong, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t have one of the best views. #trailrunning #fromwhereirun (at 分流東灣 Fan Lau Tung Wan)

Oh #Lantau, you spoilt me today. 26km and 2,000m of #upness on some of the best #trails in #hongkong with some of the best #runners. Finally starting to feel like I’m getting my #mojo back! #trailporn #trailrunning

Oh #Lantau, you spoilt me today. 26km and 2,000m of #upness on some of the best #trails in #hongkong with some of the best #runners. Finally starting to feel like I’m getting my #mojo back! #trailporn #trailrunning