This is the Kamihoro emergency shelter. If you need to use this shelter in an emergency during the winter months, note that you must enter from the upper floor entrance using the ladder shown in the picture. There are 2 sets of doors, one on the outside and one on the inside. Be sure to close it behind you and latch appropriately, or snow will cumulate behind the door, making it impossible to enter.
I can’t believe it! It’s only been 34 hours since we opened up our application form, and we’re already full for the hands-on training! Each year our hands-on training gets a lot of applications, but this is a first ever, and I’m shocked. Just SHOCKED! It’s great to know that so many people want to get serious about mountain safety, but at the same time, I’m sorry that we couldn’t accommodate everyone.
There usually are, however, a few cancels each year, so we’re still keeping the application form open on a waiting list basis. Don’t get your hopes too high though, because there are usually only a few cancels each year, and a waiting list about 10 times longer. Stay tuned for more info!
Hey y’all, this is Jon, a.k.a. the guy in dreadlocks that speaks English!
So we got some snow up in the mountains, and I’m stoked as much as the next guy, but even more so because we’ve got a new site ready to go! The last site we had was a hand crafted amateur version we did in 2010, but because of the structure, it was too hard to maintain regular updates. As a result, most of our communications ended up on Facebook only.
So this time around we finally got a proper CMS system up, so it should be much easier now to keep things up to date. I’ll also try to keep things in English as well, but this is a best-effort thing, so sorry if a post or two is only in Japanese.
Be sure to like us on Facebook, and come back here to check for any updates before you plan an expedition in the great Kamifurano mountains! Let’s make sure this is another epic, fun, and above all safe season. See you in the powder!