Mount Tomuraushi (Daisetsuzan)

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This article refers to the volcano in the central Hokkaidō. For the other mountains, see Mount Tomuraushi (disambiguation).
Mount Tomuraushi
トムラウシ山
Tomuraushi from chuubetsudake 2006-8-25.jpg
View of Mount Tomuraushi from Mount Chūbetsu (August 2006)
Elevation 2,141.2 m (7,025 ft)[1]
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Location
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Range Tomuraushi Volcanic Group
Coordinates 43°31′38″N 142°50′55″E / 43.52722°N 142.84861°E / 43.52722; 142.84861Coordinates: 43°31′38″N 142°50′55″E / 43.52722°N 142.84861°E / 43.52722; 142.84861
Topo map Geographical Survey Institute (国土地理院 Kokudochiriin?) 25000:1 トムラウシ山 50000:1 旭岳
Geology
Type Volcanic
Age of rock Quaternary

Mount Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山 Tomuraushi-san?) is located in the Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.

Geology[edit]

The peak of Mount Tomuraushi consists of mainly non-alkalai mafic rock from the Pleistocene to the Holocene.[2]

History[edit]

On July 16, 2009, eight members of an adventure tour group on a 4-day hiking trek died of exposure on Mount Tomuraushi. Five others from the group were helicoptered to safety. On the same day, another climber died on nearby Mount Biei. The next day a lone hiker was found dead on Mount Tomuraushi.[3]

External links[edit]

Media related to Mount Tomuraushi at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "地図閲覧サービス 2万5千分1地形図名: トムラウシ山(旭川)" (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hokkaido". Seamless digital geological map of Japan 1: 200,000. Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "10 climbers perish in Hokkaido". The Japan Times Online (The Japan Times). 2009-07-18. Retrieved 17 December 2009.