Mount Ashibetsu Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Ashibetsu that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Ashibetsu, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
August 20, 2020
Like2hike from Japan
There are two trails (the old and the new) which you can do as a loop, or you can just go up and back the same trail. I went up and back the new trail, which is the shorter of the two trails and takes between 8 and 10 hours (round trip) to complete. We did it in 9 hours and 12 minutes including breaks.
Bears are not uncommon in this area, so making noise or bringing a bear bell is recommended.
The distance is 12km return with an elevation change of 1500 meters.