Hana Hikes the Hyakumeizan
With dog, trail-running the 100 mountains of Japan.
by Julian Ross
"Hyakumeizan" means 100 mountains in Japanese. These peaks have been climbed in many ways, but never by a dog.
This is the story of Hana. Together, we trail-ran the 100 mountains in a year.
The adventure required deviousness: hiding the dog to get past officials, and climbing mountains such as Mt. Fuji at night to avoid detection.
Hana remained loyal and uncomplaining. A stubborn Border Terrier that I love to bits.
Tokyo is where I live and work. The mountains of Japan are where I go to relax, trail-running with my dog, Hana the Border Terrier. It's a wonderful life!
The Highest 100 Published August 08, 2013