Near Hisago-numa

The snow around Hisago-numa is melting more quickly this year than usual; however, major parts of the trails from the ridgeline down to the pond are buried in snow. When visibility is poor, the route from the north junction (Kaundaira) down to the pond requires the ability to determine the direction to the pond with a compass. As for the route from the south junction to the pond’s western side, a steep snowy gorge remains. Preparations such as the wearing of crampons may be required when descending. In either case, climbers who are unaccustomed to walking on snow should be accompanied by an experienced leader or guide.
Photos: Hisago-numa as seen from the north junction on the ridge trail (left) and the steep snowy gorge below the south junction (right) Jun. 29