*3,000JPY of your money will go directly to Oxfam Japan - an international charity organisation which helps to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice whilst campaigning for a better world.
*1,000JPY will go towards van rental and insurance.
What is the Sea-to-Summit Challenge?
Have you ever climbed Mount Fuji from the 5th Station and didn’t feel satisfied? Have you ever thought about pushing yourself to your absolute limit? The Sea-to-Summit will provide all this and more… This is a charity challenge offering you the chance to climb one of world’s most famous mountains from the sea to the summit of Mount Fuji in under 24 hours. This is a pilgrimage giving you an opportunity to truly test yourself amidst extreme heat and steep ascents. This is a symbolic journey full of highs and lows, one which will test your strength, stamina, and character.
IF you prevail, we guarantee that you will never look at Fuji again in the same way.
IF you cannot commit to the Sea-to-Summit challenge, then why not climb with us from the 5th station?
This endurance event is only for the fittest. If you have what it takes come and join us for the challenge of your life!
Can you tell me more about Sea-to-Summit?
Meeting at Higashi-Tagonoura Station in Shizuoka Prefecture at 5:50am, you will make your way to the beach for the opening ceremony. In another symbolic act of respect you will fill your PET bottles with sea-water and will carry that water to the summit of Fuji-san. At the top you will symbolically pour it out letting it run back down to its source. Starting from the sea at 6:30am you will hike all day in extreme heat slowly making your way to the 5thStation, hiking a total of 47km and climbing in excess of 2,400m. The hike from the sea to the 5th station will take approximately 12 – 14 hours and will be arguably the most difficult aspect of this challenge. Once reaching the 5th station you will rest and recover before leaving at 9:30pm to continue the ascent to the summit of the mountain. The aim is reach the summit to see the sunrise.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email.
How difficult is this challenge?
The constant ascent and the extreme heat makes this challenge one of the most difficult endurance challenges in Japan. If you are familiar with or have participated in Oxfam Trailwalker, please be aware that this challenge has been said to be even more difficult.
How and when can I pay?
You can pay on the day of the event.
How will we attempt to climb from the sea?
We owe a big thank you to Christian Parkes who last year attempted and succeeded this majestic climb. He very kindly mapped out the route.
It will be difficult to carry all of my gear during the sea-to-summit hike. Will you be providing any form of transportation/storage for extra baggage?
Oxfam Japan IVG have managed to arrange a support team and we can confirm that a van will be available on the day to transport any extra baggage or supplies.
Unfortunately, Mount Fuji authorities give restricted access to cars at the fifth Station during the weekends. This means that the van will not be able to go directly to the fifth Station. Instead the van will be parked at Mizugazuka Park (14km & three hours away from fifth Station). From there, you will have to carry your gear to the summit.
Due to restrictions by Shizuoka Prefectural regional government, we cannot leave the Our volunteers will be driving this van to the 5th station where you will be able to collect your gear for the night hike up Mount Fuji.
What do I need for this event?
Comfortable pair of hiking shoes/trailwalking shoes
Good amount of food (onigiri/sandwiches/bananas/snickers) to give you the energy to keep you going throughout the day (There is only one combini around the course so it would be best to buy your food before we start).
Protection from the sun - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, etc.
IT WILL BE VERY COLD AT THE SUMMIT SO MAKE SURE YOU BRING EXTRA LAYERS OF CLOTHING
An empty PET bottle to take part in our opening ceremony
I will be coming from Tokyo. Are there any nearby hotels that we can stay on the night before the event?
There are hotels in Numazu city, which is only a 10 minute train journey to our meeting point at Higashi-Tagonoura Station. Please see the below links for hotels in the Numazu area. Toyoko Inn Link