Meeting at Higashi-Tagonoura Station in Shizuoka Prefecture at 5:50am, you will make your way to the beach for the opening ceremony. In another symbolic act of respect you will fill your PET bottles with sea-water and will carry that water to the summit of Fuji-san. At the top you will symbolically pour it out letting it run back down to its source.
Starting from the sea at 6:30am you will hike all day in extreme heat slowly making your way to the 5thStation, hiking a total of 47km and climbing in excess of 2,400m. The hike from the sea to the 5th station will take approximately 12 – 14 hours and will be arguably the most difficult aspect of this challenge.
Once reaching the 5th station you will rest and recover before leaving at 9:30pm to continue the ascent to the summit of the mountain. The aim is reach the summit to see the sunrise.