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August Tours

A Busy Few Weeks!!

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Once again sorry for the long break between posts. The Last few weeks have been crazy busy with us having a whole lot of summer fun! The blog post will cover the last 3 tours we held so hang on!!

Trip 1: Bogatsuru Camping trip with the H Plus store Fukuoka

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This was a really fun event with a lot of people new to overnight camping coming along for a really good time. We started from the Chojabaru parking area and after loading up all of our gear we headed out along the Ame ga Ike trail to the Bogatsuru campground.

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Most of the members were new to camping and not used to carrying that much gear but everyone dug deep and did really well and were still in good enough spirits that after we reached the campground and setup our tents headed off to climb Mt. Taisen for an afternoon adventure.

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Before heading into their tents for their first night camping out we chatted around a small campfire and did some stargazing as the sky was nice and clear.

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The next morning after a relaxing wake up we packed up our gear and hiked back, stopping off to enjoy some delicious Dango jiru at the Chojabaru parking area before heading home. It was a really fun tour and I really enjoyed seeing the happy faces of the newly initiated overnight campers.

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Our next H Plus hike will be held on the 8th of September when we are going to hike the moonscape of Mt. Aso area.


Trip 2: Mt. Nuki Tour

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The day after coming back from the H Plus camping trip we were right back at it, this time travelling north to the Kitakyushu area to hike up Mt. Nuki. This mountain is in the Hiraodai area of Kitakyushu and is littered with fields a beautiful Karst topography caused by carbonic acid carried by rainwater.

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Today the weather was really nice and provided us with a really nice view from the top as we sat and relaxed before heading down.

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Another common feature of Karst fields is the formations of underground caves and after working up a sweat on the mountain we decided to cool off by heading into one of the cave systems that has been setup as a tourist attraction.

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We travelled almost 1km underground and not only did we cool off we got cold but it was a ton of fun!


Trip 3: Nansho ga Taki summer hike


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Usually this route is one of our most popular winter hikes when we hike up to see the frozen waterfall but the last time I hiked up here we met a local man who told me about a really cool lesser known route that meanders past another beautiful waterfall down a different valley, so we decided to go and check it out.

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We stopped along the ridgeline for lunch before heading down the new trail. The trail down was not that well developed with only a few taped trees marking the way, but that along with a topo map and GPS as backup we managed to stay along the trail.

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The trail headed down the ridge and where 2 streams converged just as the old man said was a really beautiful waterfall. This trail was a lot of fun and I think we’ll also have to check this one out in winter too!

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It's been a great summer so far with no signs of slowing down for the time being. Stay tuned for the next update soon!

2012.08.30 | Comments(1) | Trackback(0) | ツアーレポート

富士山ツアー

Can`t Get Any Higher!

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This year we held our second trip to Mt. Fuji, at 3776m the highest mountain in Japan. We made our way to the base of the Fujinomiya route by using a ferry, my truck and then finally a shuttle bus to the 5th station before setting off on foot.

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We arranged to stay at the Unkaiso mountain hut to help get ourselves acclimatized to the low oxygen levels before heading off to the summit. This also gave us some time to soak in the stunning sunset and the beautiful view.

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After a short sleep we headed up toward the summit at around 10 pm as we hoped to catch the sunrise at the top. Time wise it`s only about a 4 hour hike to the top but at this time of year you have to factor in all the people as this is also the most popular time of year to hike Mt. Fuji. I thought that 7 hours should have been plenty of time but unfortunately I was wrong! There were way more people on the mountain then last year, it brought back memories of trying to get out of GM Place after a particularly bad Canucks loss!

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So with that being said we missed the sunrise by about 30 minutes but when we did make it to the top we were still greeted with stunning views of the morning sky. The top of Mt. Fuji is a ring surrounding a crater so after a short break we huffed our way to the highest point on the craters edge at 3776m, the highest point in Japan.

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Hard to believe but the top of Mt. Fuji is like a mini city fully equipped with vending machines, souvenir shops, a temple, and even a post office! Not quite what you thought it would be eh! So after filling our growling bellies with breakfast we visited the temple and the post office before starting the long trip back down.

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The trip down was a lot faster but by half way down all of our knees we screaming at us to stop so by the time we were down they were jello! Nothing a nice warm bath couldn’t cure though, and that’s exactly what we did on the ferry back home!




Our next trip with be this weekend when we head out for a short overnight hike in the Kuju Highlands. There is still some room available so if you’d like to join us drop me an email at john@amarok-outdoors.com

Happy trails!


2012.08.09 | Comments(0) | Trackback(0) | ツアーレポート

Helly Hansen Events

From Ocean to Mountain!

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Sorry for the long break between posts, even with the rainy season July was a pretty hectic month and August is looking to be even busier but I’ll try my best to keep you all up to date!

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Today’s blog is about a great couple of tours I had over the past couple weeks working with Helly Hansen and The North Face. Recently Helly Hansen has had a campaign going on with the artist Matt Sewell from the UK. Matt came to Japan to promote the campaign and also to take part in a couple of hiking events which Helly Hansen asked me to guide. For more information on the campaign check out their home page here.

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The first hiking event was held in Kobe on the 21st of July. We had a great hike in the Rokko mountains hiking alongside waterfalls before making our way to the summit where the customers starting making crafts and drawing postcards with Matt’s help. Unfortunately a freak thunderstorm and rain shower sent us scrambling for cover and with no signs of letting up we decided to take the bus back down. Although we all got a little wet we all had a great time!

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The second event was last Saturday this time in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture. I took off from Fukuoka Airport on the first flight Saturday morning and we were all hiking around Kamakura by 10:30. The weather this time was sunny with no threats of impending thunderstorms so we took our time exploring. On the way back we walked through some of the famous temples that the area is known for.

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This time the arts and crafts portion of the event was held once we got back to the Kamakura shop and after which I made my way back to Haneda and back on a plane home. A long but very enjoyable day.
I want to thank again The North Face Store, Helly Hansen, and all the people at Goldwin for asking me to help them on these 2 great events. I truly had a really great time and I look forward to working with you all again soon.

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Now I’m off to start packing for our upcoming trip to Mt. Fuji! Look for that report soon too!

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Until then here is our schedule for August, we've got a bunch of trips on the go and if any of these sound fun to you please drop me an email at john@amarok-outdoors.com




2012.08.01 | Comments(0) | Trackback(0) | ツアーレポート

HRD Seminar

Cadaver Dog Seminar

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Last weekend Mana and I travelled to Yamanashi prefecture at the base of Mt. Fuji to take part in a Human Remains Detection or HRD Seminar where Mana could learn to identify and alert to the scent of people who have died.

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The seminar took place at an absolutely amazing facility, with both indoor and outdoor dog runs, and even a swimming pool, the Woof Dog Resort and great place for those who like to travel with their dogs check out their hompage for more info.

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The instructors are legends in the SARDOG community and actually did write the book on Cadaver search. Andy Rebmann and Marcia Koenig from K-9 Specialty Search Associates have been involved with search dogs for over 40 years and have been to Japan to teach a few times over the years to share their wealth of knowledge.

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I want to thank Emi Masuda for all the hard work involved in arranging the seminar as well as the translation, it was wonderful to finally meet you and you did a great job!

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A total of 30 people came from all over the country, representing about 11 rescue dog associations and it was really fun to make new friends and to meet with old ones and get caught up.

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The seminar was conducted over 3 days and involved both lectures as well as hands on practice, as per the norm Mana was full of beans and rearing to go and she did really well throughout the whole course, she’s definitely built for this!

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We used Pseudo Scent 1 and 2 and a variety of other training aids to familiarize the dogs with the scent of human remains of various stages of decomposition.

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We first worked indoors on simple problems to imprint the scent so the dogs would know what to alert on and as they got the swing of it we gradually made the searches more and more difficult until we were outside running searches.

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It was a really fun seminar and we learned a lot! Marcia, Andy , and Emi were just great and I’m really looking forward to the next seminar. A fantastic experience!




2012.06.29 | Comments(1) | Trackback(0) | 救助犬ログ

Sports Taping Seminar

Sports Taping Seminar

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■6月23日(土) ボディコンディショニング&テーピング講座

Feathercraft乗りでもあるカイロ理学士、高原博史氏を滋賀からお招きして、身体の整え方
と応急のテーピング技術の講習をして頂きます。かなりおすすめの講座です。
私も氏からの指導でカヤック時の腰痛と、四十肩(!)がかなり軽減しました。カヤックだけでなく山でも使えるテーピング術と日頃のボディケアの講座です。
個別に相談に乗っていただく時間も設けます。少数でしか開催できないので、必ずご予約をお願い致します。
高原博史氏プロフィールはコチラ 

Both Hiking and Kayaking are sports that can at times be hard on our body and if something happens when you're out in the field there are ways you can help yourself,  this seminar will teach you how to do that.  If you would like to join this important event please send an email to me at john@amarok-outdoors.com or to Tetsuya at tetsu@southernworks.com


日時:6月23日(土)13:00~16:00

場所:アマロック

参加費:¥3,000



2012.06.14 | Comments(0) | Trackback(0) | スクール情報

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