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Come and Climb Mount Fuji, Japan’s Highest Mountain, for Charity

 

2019 EDIT: WE DID IT, AND MY MUM REACHED THE TOP! READ ABOUT IT HERE

Come to Japan, climb Mount Fuji for charity, and then explore Tokyo in July 2019.  6 nights, 7 days. All the details below for an adventure of a lifetime…

Getting lost amongst Tokyo’s neon-lit streets, late night sake at a local bar as Japanese businessmen never fail to have one-too-many, paying respects to Meiji Shrine, searching for Geishas around Senso Ji temple, or getting beaten by 12-year-olds on a retro Nintendo machine.  And all in the shadow of the awesome Mount Fuji. You can enjoy all of Tokyo’s highlights that little bit more knowing you’ve just summited Japan’s highest peak the day before…

NOTE: If you don’t want to join (why not though?!), you can DONATE to our GoFundMe and help fight Parkinsons. NONE of the donations go to pay to our trip, we pay for our trip ourselves 100%. ALL DONATIONS will go directly to the charity. 

DONATE HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/climbing-mount-fuji-at-70-with-Parkinsons

Climbing Mount Fuji for Charity
Mount Fuji from a distance…

Life is meant for more than Monday morning meetings, and the same yearly holiday to the same, tired resort. Also, retirement shouldn’t mean hours lost in front of day-time TV and having finally grown up needn’t mean we don’t get to spend quality time with our parents (or children) either. Finally, we know we’re lucky to have the opportunity to travel, but not everyone is so fortunate, so for sure let’s go have an epic adventure, let’s do something to make ourselves proud, but let’s give back too, even just a little. It all adds up. Now let’s do all that stuff in one neon-light, bullet-trained, maid-cafe, iconic-mountain-top, Japanese themed trip. Let’s go climb Mount Fuji together in July for charity!

The neon streets of Tokyo
The neon streets of Tokyo

So We’re Really Going to Climb Mount Fuji?! Why?

Yes! But not only that, we’re going to meet in Tokyo, make our way to Fuji together, spend a day soaking up the energy and doing some sightseeing, then the following morning start the ascent, sleep in a Japanese mountain hut, then wake up and hike to the Summit for Sunrise. Then we’ll make our way down, check-in to our hotel, enjoy a cold beer and relax in a natural onsen, a Japanese hot spring, patting ourselves on the back.

Then it’s off to Tokyo for a couple of nights, complete with a local guide, to explore one of the world’s most fascinating cities. The itinerary is listed in detail below but think about maid-themed-cafes, electric skyscrapers, ancient temples, and amazing food.  Before long, on Day 7, it’s time to hit the road. I know a few people who are already signed up will be off to Vietnam to explore a much cheaper destination, whereas my mum and I will be heading to Bangkok, Thailand (although I have my eye on Okinawa as well). I’d be happy to recommend other destinations for anyone who joins us too, Asia has been my home for 12 years, and there are very few of the famous places I haven’t managed to visit yet!

Climbing Fuji for sunrise
Climbing Fuji for sunrise

And What’s this about Charity? Cure Parkinsons.

You can read more about my mum’s condition, and why we’re raising money for Cure Parkinson’s here, or you can see the snapshot below:

If you follow my blog or my social media channels, you guys will know I grew up in a single-parent family in Ireland, and despite a few years on welfare, my mum drummed into me a belief in myself to achieve my goals. She always had my back, and the last few years I’ve brought her along on some crazy travel adventures (see the time I took her to Kabul, Afghanistan or recently to Iraq!). About 5 years ago, around 2013, my mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. You guys may associate it with the ‘shaking’ disease where people often have an uncontrollable tremor, that’s one of the many symptoms associated with this chronic brain ailment. But my mum, as always, has targeted it head-on. She turned veggie, upped her Alkaline diet, hit the gym every day, and 5 years on, she’s going stronger than ever. She recently hit her 50th country, and now with the big 70th birthday looming, it was time to do something epic once more. Climb Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak, for charity. So we figured why not make a trip out of it, and bring some more people along. More money raised for charity, more fun, and maybe an adventure that you wouldn’t have otherwise considered.

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My mum and in Iraq recently together

DATES:

July 7th to 13th, 2019

COST:

$1849USD /£1450GBP  per person sharing

– 10% non-refundable deposit ($190/£145) to secure your spot, just 12 spots available (8/12 spots gone!).

– Full balance to be paid 2 months before the trip. Balance should be paid by May 7th 2019

– PAYMENT PLAN: Monthly payments are accepted too – 10% deposit this month, followed by monthly payments of $283/£221 December 2018 to May 2019. Message/Email/Instagram/Facebook me and we’ll work it out.

*If you come, I’d love you to help us raise money for Cure Parkinson’s, but of course it’s not compulsory. We started a GoFundMe here, you can create your own team within the GoFundMe too, if we could raise £500 each, we’d get to our £8k target superfast. So please help us fight Parkinson’s!

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Mount Fuji in the distance

ITINERARY:

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • All accommodation
  • 2 days Tokyo tour and entrance fees
  • Mount Fuji Climb Yoshida Trail
  • Mount Fuji Accommodation
  • Bus or Train to/from Fuji
  • 5 Breakfasts* (hotel or nearby)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfare (I can help you find a good deal though)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other food + drinks
  • Any Visas you may require (most of my readers won’t require a visa, don’t worry)
  • Airport transfers (I’ll assist with this though)

DONATE TO HELP FIGHT PARKINSON’S HERE:

WANT TO COME?

Email me on johnny@onestep4ward.com, or send a message on instagram.com/onestep4ward or facebook.com/onestep4ward. We are taking 12 people, just 4 spots left!

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7 thoughts on “Come and Climb Mount Fuji, Japan for Charity

  1. I would definitely climb this mountain for charity. Everyone who is willing to give or donate to charity will see this challenge as easy. Hoping for the success of this charity. Well done!

  2. Wow, I really wished I had found this post a year ago. It would have been absolutely a perfect thing for me to do.

  3. Hi. Seen this and was wondering how you sign up. I know your mum from school and from around the town and think its a great opportunity and a great charity to raise money for. Was just wondering if there’s a bit more information about it. Thanks.

  4. I am seriously considering this! I have wanted to climb Mt. Fuji for awhile and am available during those dates. I love your blog and have begun more world travel in the past few years, taking my first solo trip last summer to 6 countries in Europe. I also love the idea of climbing for charity. My grandfather passed away from Parkinson’s Disease in 1995, this would be a great tribute to him. Can I ask if there are other solo travelers signed up? Thanks!

    1. Her Erin, we’re only going to take 10, we have 2 couples already, and maybe another mother/son, then also we have 1 solo girl and 1 solo girl chatting with me at the moment, so it shouldnt be a problem 🙂

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