Registering trekking plans is an effective means of protecting oneself and preventing reckless climbing. If you climb a volcano, don’t forget to bring a helmet and a mask.
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Gota Isono, director of the Japan Mountain Guides Association. Following the eruption of Mt Ontake, the governments of both Nagano and Gifu prefectures have announced their intention to consider obliging trekkers to submit their plans before heading into the mountains. (Yomiuri Shimbun) Read