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Tokyo PE Mountaineering Club Conquers Mt. Fuji

The members of the Tokyo PE Mountaineering Club who have conquered Mt. Fuji (L-R) Mr. Arseñito B. Colaba (guest hiker), Mr. Reynaldo W. Cahayag Jr., Ms. Nonna C. Punzalan, Ms. Charlene Grizel Perez (guest hiker), Mr. Christian B. Harada, MSgt Leodigardo S. Toledo, Mr. Lawrence V. Cuevas, Consul Leah Victoria C. Rodriguez, Mr. Mars Zafra, and Mr. Rodrgio C. Gavino.

The members of the Tokyo PE Mountaineering Club who have conquered Mt. Fuji (L-R) Mr. Arseñito B. Colaba (guest hiker), Mr. Reynaldo W. Cahayag Jr., Ms. Nonna C. Punzalan, Ms. Charlene Grizel Perez (guest hiker), Mr. Christian B. Harada, MSgt Leodigardo S. Toledo, Mr. Lawrence V. Cuevas, Consul Leah Victoria C. Rodriguez, Mr. Mars Zafra, and Mr. Rodrgio C. Gavino.

Members of the Tokyo PE Mountaineering Club successfully conquered Mt. Fuji, Japan’s tallest peak at 3,776 meters. Mt. Fuji, an active volcano located in Yamanashi Prefecture which is about 100 kilometers from Tokyo, is considered one of Japan’s three sacred mountains that have been pilgrimage sites for centuries.

The Tokyo PE Mountaineering Club, a group of Embassy personnel who share their passion for hiking and discovering places of interest around Japan, made the two-day journey on 8-9 July 2017. It took them about six (6) hours from the 5th station to reach the summit of Mt. Fuji at around 4:30 in the morning to catch the sunrise.

Prior to their hiking to Mt. Fuji, the Tokyo PE Mountaineering Club has previously conquered several mountains in Japan, as follows: Mt. Nantai (2,486 meters), Mt. Kumotori (2,017 meters), Mt. Mito (1,531 meters), Mt. Okuyama (1,252 meters), Mt. Tsukuba (877 meters), Mt. Jinba (857 meters), and Mt. Takao (599 meters). Other hiking destinations that the group has hiked included Oze National Park and Mt. Kawanori(1,364 meters). END.