With winter just a few weeks away I thought it was a good time to reflect on what was an absolutely beautiful Hokkaido Summer! Green season is gone – bring on the white out!
I spent a lot of time in the mountians exploring Hokkaido this year. Found some great new trekking routes and made it to the top of 7 peaks in total;
Mt Annupuri, Iwanai, Chisenupurri, Mekkunai, MtYoutei, Asahidake and Mt Fuji (check out Fuji in a separate post here).
Here’s a few pics from the summer. Look us up when you’re in Niseko next green season, we are running trekking tours for anyone keen to get out and explore the mountains of Niseko!
On the way up Chisenupurri
The Chise tunnel...
Top of Chisennupuri.
On the way up Annupuri - cheating with the gondy.
Summer Youtei from half way up Annupuri.
The road to the summit. Mt Annupuri.
A little bit windy.
The Back Bowls. Mt Annupuri.
Iwaonupuri & Goshiki from Mt Annupuri.
Summit of Annupuri.
The old lifts of Iwanai...
Overgrown lift station. Iwanai.
Mt Annupuri and Mt Youtei from Iwanai.
Clouds stuck on the Annupuri range.
The path to Mekkunai.
Mekkunai - half way.
Great views from Mekkunai!
Top of Mekkunai.
Full moon over Youtei.
Asahidake - steaming!!
Asahidake - Hokkaido's highest mountain and active volcano.
Great views from the top of Asahidake!
Asahidake and torrential rain.
Asahidake - a peek of the peak.
Sunrise view to Annupuri from Mt Youtei.
The Hut on Mt Youtei.
The Annupuri range running back to the ocean.
The shadow of Mt Youtei at sunrise.
Sunrise in Hirafu.