Arashimadake (1524m), Part II

More Japanese with ice picks came our way and soon we saw that the summit was farther off than we had thought.

The ridge became steeper and narrower.

So although there were no real technical difficulties, the snow made the climb feel like an alpinistic undertaking and the views from the summit were like those from a serious mountain.

From the North, all the time Hakusan was greeting us with even more snow. This view made me try to go there shortly after, you can read about the outcome in a different report.

Waiting for the train home to Kyoto, we could see that the people of Kadohara like to be prepared for all eventualities and have brooms of every conceivable length at hand.