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!
Hi JulianNot sure if you remember me from IAC in the 1990s. We went on that epic typhoon hike in the Northern section of the North Alps in I believe 1994. It was you , me , Lily F and John B. Glad to see that you are still out trail running almost 20 years later! I am not quite as active as you, but get out into the mountains occasionally.CheersPeter Simmons, Vancouver BCPS I have made about 4 books with Blurb and have been pleased with the results.
posted at 02:35PM Apr 10 PST
Thanks for the comment, Peter. I'll reply by email.
posted at 06:40PM Jul 15 PST
Hello, Julian. I've come across your blog before and returned a few times for visits. Your account of running three or four of the Uraginza Hyakumeizan inspired me to make a go at it last year but I had only one day up there in good weather.I just learned about your book from Project Hyakumeizan this morning and I had to check it out. I know the cost of ordering a single book from Blurb and inam in no position to order a copy now but I'd really like to see more of your book. Your stories and photos on your blog are most enjoyable.Congratulations on making all 100 climbs and good for Hana who appears to be doing some scrambling in poor weather in one photo. I wish you success with your book.
posted at 04:21PM Jul 15 PST
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