Monday, May 24, 2010

[jules' pics] 5/23/2010 11:37:00 PM

Iodake in a blizzard, originally uploaded by julesberry2001.

It was OK as long as we didn't walk into the wind. Unfortunately, down there in the white there is a junction at which we had to do just that. The path being invisible, we walked off the edge of the mountain in the snow hoping we would land on a path below. More accurately, James walked - perhaps he could even see where he was going - while I, eyes stinging and being blown around like a little leaf, clung on to him pathetically.

[Iodake summit, part of Yatsugatake, at about 7am and 2700m]

Posted By jules to jules' pics at 5/23/2010 11:37:00 PM


jules said...

P.S. I think it might actually have been "real Japan".

James Annan said...

You know you are in the wrong place when someone puts the TV on in the mountain hut and the top news story is the stormy weather sweeping across the country:

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the low-pressure system that caused heavy rain to start falling in large parts of the country Sunday developed further, and rainfall amounted to up to 367 millimeters in Kochi Prefecture and 188.5 mm in Hyogo Prefecture for the 24 hours to 10:40 a.m.

But I think we just about got down in time...

David B. Benson said...

Glad you did.

James Annan said...

TBH that picture really doesn't do it justice - we were briefly sheltering out of the wind at that point, but it was the only time I was prepared to get the camera out.