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Akedake: ice axe

As you climb the bamboo fields become pine forest and eventually rock face, the gravel turns to ice and snow. Golden week here in Japan but ultimately the crowds are somewhere else. About a month before the climbing season starts proper – elderly Alpinista couples lead the way.

Wake up above the clouds, a pretty tough summit for breakfast, aching limbs for lunch. For all of life’s digital, it’s the physical that has the allure.

Akadake: today's office