Mount Tsurugi (Toyama)
View from northwest
|Elevation||2,999 m (9,839 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
|Translation||Sword Mountain (Japanese)|
Toyama Prefecture, Japan
|Parent range||Hida Mountains|
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.
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.
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