Last week-end I guided some friends to Kiso-Ontakesan summit, the second highest volcano in Japan, located between the Northern Alps and the Central Alps. I shot a lot of videos with my new HD camcorder during these two hiking days and have decided to try to innovate and propose you this time a short video instead of a long article. This is my debut as a film maker and it is very hard to find reusable music licensed under the creative commons by-nc-sa copyright license so be lenient.
In addition to videos, I kept taking pictures and here is a selection
Other pictures are available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24738080@N00/sets/72157624880890810/.
As well as the ones of the flowers we saw this time: anaphalis margaritacea, senecio nemorensis, hypericum kamtschaticum var senanense, campanulaceae lasiocarpa, stellaria nipponica, gentiana algida, solidago virgaurea var leiocarpa, dicentra peregrina
Necessary maps for Kiso-Ontakesan area are:
1/25000地形図、胡桃島、飯田9号-1、 NI-53-1-9-1 (Kurumijima, Iida 9-1, NI-53-1-9-1)
1/25000地形図、御嶽山、飯田9号-2、 NI-53-1-9-2 (Ontake, Iida 9-2, NI-53-1-9-2)
1/25000地形図、御岳高原、飯田5号-4、 NI-53-1-5-4 (Ontake-kōgen, Iida 5-4, NI-53-1-5-4)
The map n°39 of the Yama-to-Kōgen (山と高原) touristic map series edited by (昭文社) has on the back a 1:25000 map which covers Kiso-Ontakesan summit area.
Facts about Kiso-Ontakesan
You will find all the information (mountain lodges, access, security…) regarding the Kiso-Ontakesan area in this article.