Sunday, August 2, 2009

Death on Mt. Fuji

After I finished posting my special Mt. Fuji/Moon Landing Anniversary series, I read in the L. A. Times that an American man working in Tokyo and his Japanese friend died, probably of hypothermia, during their climb up Mt. Fuji on July 24, 2009. The police officer is reported to have said Mt. Fuji is not a mountain to be underestimated, meaning it's a steeper mountain and tougher climb than people think. Every year, climbers die on Mt. Fuji, and it always saddens me, having had such a vivid experience of it myself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi - I just reread American Fuji (I have the earlier paperback) and hope that a second novel is forthcoming. I've been reading a lot of Asian/American foreigner-in-place novels, including those by Nicole Mones. I particularly liked your characters because they seem very real - with beliefs and behaviors that aren't too pat.