Monday, August 17, 2009

Side Note

Just found this on a website, while looking for an aerial shot of Fuji for my next blog post:

Jul. 30, 2009
A fatal accident occured yesterday, again.
69y/o Japanese man from Nara pref. was climbing in a tour,
He left Osaka on a bus around 9pm on 28th,
arrived at the 5th stn. of Yoshida trail around 7am on 29th.
Started to climb around 10:45am, had a break and lunch at the 7th stn.
He felt bad and walked slowly behind the tour.
After a while he crounched losing consciousness.
He was confirmed dead at the hospital later.

Jul. 28, 2009
A fatal accident occured yesterday.
48y/o American man from California was climbing Mt. Fuji with his friend,
and suddenly fell down on the ground at the 8th stn. of Yoshida trail.
Despite treatment by a doctor in the first-aid stn,
he was confirmed dead at the hospital later.

Jul. 25, 2009
Another missing man, 27 y/o Japanese
was found dead at the 8th stn. of Fujinomiya trail.

Jul. 24, 2009
The 62nd Fuji Mountain Race started 7am this morning.
Due to the bad weather, the goal for the "summit" course
was changed to the 5th station.

One of two missing men, 30 y/o American citizen climbed with his co-workers,
was found dead at the 9th stn. of Fujinomiya trail.
It was very windy and foggy when they were on the summit.

Jul. 17, 2009
An English woman injured in a slip on the Fujinomiya trail last night.

Jul. 14, 2009
A falling rock killed a man in a camper
on the Fujinomiya 5th stn. of Mt. Fuji last night.
Click here for more details.

*Note: I took the Fujinomiya trail.


Jonathan said...

Aug. 14, 2009
A fatal accident occurred involving an American women, 25 y/o.

Wheezing intensively and gasping for air, she collapsed while grasping the shirt collar of an older Japanese hiker.

She whelped, whispering only a few demands in her last couple minutes of life, a veggie burger from Harvey's, the sweet and sour veggie chicken stir-fry from the Grasshopper, and one of those cute watermelon popsicles they sell at 7-11.

She was confirmed dead, outside the 7-11 after having escaped from hospital moments earlier.

Jeannette said...

I LOL'd.

Skulldaggery said...


ElizT said...

Presumably yelped rather than whelped?
Since you failed to mention any puppies.

red-handed said...

Is this the park where everyone goes to kill themselves?

Rebel said...

I'm so glad you listened to your body and stopped when you did!