On the evening of the 21st July, I and several of my intrepid friends will set out on a gruelling trek up the vast slopes of Mt. Fuji, the legendary volcano that gave birth to the first Samurai.

Once at the top, we will witness the sun rise, and then, 5 hours later in a dramatic scene straight out of legends, we will see the Earth turning black – well, 70% dark, as the moon moves across the face of the sun.

We will be tweeting, blogging, photographing and videoing as much as possible – just so that you can feel that it is you that is climbing this 3,376m monster – from the comfort of your armchair.

In this video Joseph Tame shows how far they have got with their preparation so far.

Follow the action over on Twitter

(This video is available in a larger format at http://Facebook.com/josephtame