(This is a repost of what I’ve just posted on Japan Podshow but should interest Mumbler’s too!)

Just a very brief update to bring you a couple of photos of the solar eclipse as seen from Mount Fuji.

The full adventure story will be included in the next episode of Japan Podshow [iTunes] [RSS] – in which you’ll also hear about George’s trip to China to see the eclipse.

As most of our energy went into live streaming the event, we didn’t have much time to take photos. To be honest, it was the communal atmosphere up there that was the most memorable thing – we were united by the sun and moon (how cute). But still, here’s a couple. We were fortunate it was cloudy as we’d taken the wrong filter with us, and thus had to shoot the sun ‘raw’!

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Solar Eclipse - as seen from Mt. Fuji

Solar Eclipse - as seen from Mt. Fuji

It was an amazing adventure. It had all the making of a great movie
– extreme hardship on the night climb
– despair and dissapointment as we are advised to get off the mountain before the storm worsens
– an amazing final triumph as having climbed down the most difficult section of the mountain we look back and see blue sky: despite total exhaustion we once again scale the heights to finally see the solar eclipse!

There are about 8 videos shot live on Mount Fuji available here
Here’s the main video taken during the eclipse. It’s 40 mins long. Sorry about the wind noise! It cuts off at the end when I try to go down to Mt/ Fuji’s crater