Skiing Mount Yoichi, East Face

Best time is April. Earlier in the year often high avalanche hazard. Climb takes one to two hours from top of Kiroro or Kokusai ski resorts. One hours drive from Sapporo. Face is about 400m vertical and often has a cornice. Steepest at the top ehere it appoaches 40 degrees.


Yukie Miwa, Shiro Miwa, Melinda Alan, Takano-san

Looking south from near the top of Kiroro ski resort. Route is up the ridge in the middle of the picture. East face is the left skyline.

Genghis-khan lunch.

Jim McElwaine
Last modified: Fri Sep 27 13:01:47 BST 2002