Mount Tsurugi (Toyama)

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Mount Tsurugi
剱岳
Tsurugidake 20100127.jpg
View from northwest
Highest point
Elevation 2,999 m (9,839 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Coordinates 36°37′24″N 137°37′02″E / 36.62333°N 137.61722°E / 36.62333; 137.61722Coordinates: 36°37′24″N 137°37′02″E / 36.62333°N 137.61722°E / 36.62333; 137.61722
Naming
Translation Sword Mountain (Japanese)
Geography
Mount Tsurugi is located in Japan
Mount Tsurugi
Mount Tsurugi
Parent range Hida Mountains
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Mount Tsurugi (剱岳 Tsurugi-dake?) is located in the eastern area of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the tallest peaks in the Hida Mountains at 2,999 m (9,839 ft). It is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, and is called "the most dangerous mountain" climbable.[1]

Tsurugi has a number of routes which approach world class long routes. It is recognised in Japan as "the" premiere mountaineering peak in winter. Although dangerous, its death toll is a small fraction of those who have died on Japan's much smaller, but more lethal Tanigawa-dake.

View from Mount Bessan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jirō Nitta (2006). Tsurugi-dake ten no ki. Bunshun Bunko (in Japanese). Bungeishunjū. p. 367.