Extra couloir labels added, plus Kakutaro Trail label added.
Ashibetsu-dake 芦別岳 (1796m) is an imposing massif dominating the skyline to the west of the southern Furano plains. From the peak the slope is steep but manageable, and then the terrain mellows out to near-perfect pitch. Even in spring, to get to the summit requires up to six hours, and then at least two hours on the descent, making this a long but rewarding objective. From the summit you'll enjoy panoramic views across to the Hidaka Range, the Daisetsu Range, and of course along the Yubari Range. From the road below, it's the Yufure Hontani Gorge that dominates the view of the mountain - a smorgasbord of extremely steep, consequential, and committing chutes and couliors. For those wishing to spend more time ensconced in the terrain, it's possible to ski down to the basic Yufure-goya Hut for multi-night missions. Full overview of the route on Hokkaido Wilds: https://hokkaidowilds.org/ski-touring/ashibetsu-dake-shindo-route-plus-yufure-hut
Language: English, Japanese
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