Mount Tomuraushi (Daisetsuzan)

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Mount Tomuraushi
トムラウシ山
Tomuraushi from chuubetsudake 2006-8-25.jpg
View of Mount Tomuraushi from Mount Chūbetsu (August 2006)
Highest point
Elevation2,141.2 m (7,025 ft) [1]
ListingList of mountains and hills of Japan by height
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Coordinates43°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
Geography
LocationHokkaidō, Japan
Parent rangeTomuraushi Volcanic Group
Topo mapGeographical Survey Institute (国土地理院, Kokudochiriin) 25000:1 トムラウシ山 50000:1 旭岳
Geology
Age of rockQuaternary
Mountain typeVolcanic
Tomuraushi-Chubetsu Volcano Group

Mount Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山, Tomuraushi-san) is located in Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan. Its name was derived from the Ainu words for "place with many flowers" or "place with many water stains". 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]

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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mount Tomuraushi at Wikimedia Commons