December 16, 2013 10:59 AM Subscribe
I’m a healthy but sedentary person. One of my greatest wishes is to climb Mt. Fuji. If I have 5 years to get ready, what should I do to prepare physically?
posted by clearlydemon to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I’m in my early thirties, very healthy, thin and flexible, but I’ve never liked exercise. Don't smoke, don't drink too much, I like walking. I'm not used to extreme weather.
I’ve researched climbing Mt. Fuji (I’ve visited the Fifth Station before) and I’d love to do it in about 4 or 5 years. I have a lower-intermediate knowledge of Japanese and I have a Japanese friend who’d be willing to come with me and translate if necessary.
Considering the logistics are all taken care of, what should I do to prepare in a physical sense?