‘mountaineering’ カテゴリーのアーカイブ

Snow walls in Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

2012年5月26日 土曜日

Tourists are walking between huge snow walls, wich are 14 meters high at high point.

Snow walls is about 200 mters long. Sightseers enjoy walking.

Drawings on the walls will disappear soon together with snow. Maybe acceptable graffiti.

Tateyama Ropeway runs 1,700 meters long having no support pillar between the two stations.

Ropeway wires run in the air and look massive.

Snow stripes from the ropeway look artistic, but it’s the nature that makes them.

Kurobe Lake is calm and serene reflecting the emerald-green, which is surrounded with high mountains. The Kurobe dam was built about 40 years age to supply electricity for rapid industrialization at that time.


Mt. Tateyama Japan Northern Alps

2011年9月30日 金曜日


The cablecar starts at Tateyama Station and climbs the slop of  24 to 29 degrees in 7 minutes to reach Bijodaira. The altitude difference is 500 meters. Passengers change to the bus to get to Murodo in 50 minutes. Murodo is 2,450 meters above sea level.


The right is Oyama, 3,003 meters high. The center is Onanji, 3,015 meters high.


Mikurigaike pond and Raichozawa


Mikurigaike pond


Jigokudani, where volcano gas is erupting. Sometimes warning announcement is voiced saying, “Volcano gas is accumulating today.  Please be careful and keep on the designated walking path.”


Dense volcano gas and steam rise violently.


Rindoike pond


Midoriike pond


Hikers are walking on the designated walking path.