After watching a lot of the world cup recently, and therefore drinking more than usual, I decided to get out of Tokyo and do some exercise. I helped Ricky out as a hike guide on one of his climbing trips. Its the fourth time that I've climbed it and i thought it would be relatively easy for me, but the conditions made it a real challenge. Eighty kmph winds along with constant heavy rain made it a miserable climb. My socks were squelching they were so wet & thermals soaked through - it was certainly a challenge.