Mount Fuji 2012
There is a saying, every Japanese should climb Mount Fuji once in it’s lifetime – for most mountaineers the 20 kilometers and almost 3000 meters of hight mean at least a full day trip for this tour.
Konohano Sakuyabime meant it well with the participants of the speed-climbing on Mount Fuji which is Japan’s highest mountain with 3766 meters. The goddess who lives on the peak of the mountain as a legend tells might be responsible that this tour was very successful. ONly after the traditional rituals to great the female Mount Fuji goddess Benedikt Böhm started at the Sengen Jinjya at a hight of 870 meters. This gate of the temple is the official entrance to Mount Fuji. This traditional route is marked with ten stops. The first 7 km Benedikt Böhm walks with his skis and ski-shoes on his back to the parking lot Uma Gaeshi at a hight of 1490 meters. From Uma Gaeshi on starts a muddy trail by foot through dense woods up to 184 meters. From here on it continues on skis on an icy path until the end of the tree line with the first open view on the lavish ,white peak-plateau. The conditions and the weather is good, only around the peak blowes astrong and cold wind. At the hight of 2900 meters are climbing irons needed and an icy tract at the last 600 meters makes it impossible for a ski-run down.
Only after 3 hours and 29 minutes Benedikt managed to overcome the 20 kilometers and 2929 meters of hight and is standing on the peak of Mount Fuji. The decent was problematic and was almost doomed. Böhm got caught up with the straps of his climbing irons and falls down the icy tract. He looses his skis but finds the 600 meters further down.After this critical situation he finally reaches the gate of the temple abter 4 hours and 59 minutes. The Japanese team with them Kazuya Hiraide one of the best Japanese mountaineers medalled with the ‘Piolet d’Or’ is thrilled. It seems to be the fastest ascent on skis ever.
Für den europäischen Bergsteiger ist der Fuji eine ganz besondere Erfahrung:
Speed mountaineer and DYNAFIT managing director Benedikt “Bene” Böhm climbed Dhaulagiri VII in Nepal on Oct. 15 in new record time. The 42-year-old started his speed ascent from base camp at 4,903 meters (16,086 feet). He only needed 6 hours and 6 minutes to reach the summit at 7,246 m (23,773 feet).16. October 2019
On March 9th and 10th 2019 Böhm crossed over the Alps from north to south with no stop on his touring-skis in only 28 hours and 45 minutes.11. March 2019
From sea level up to 5.671 meters above sea level with a distance of 130 km – with one push.9. April 2018
Im Winter 2016 planten Beni Böhm, Schorsch Nickaes und Patrick Jost eine spektakuläre Speedbegehung vom Meer auf den Gipfel des Ätna (3.500 Meter) in einem Push. Einen aktiven Vulkan hatte noch keiner der drei höchst erfahrenen Bergsteigern je erklommen.10. April 2016