WHEN

30th August – 9th September 2017

COST

$6,600 per person, approx, twin share, ex personal expenses

EXPERIENCE

No experience necessary, medium level of fitness required

TEAM SIZE

4 – 10 People

TEAM FUNDRAISING TARGET

$127,600

Donations can be made at: http://japan2017.gofundraise.com.au/

SUMMARY

Participants arrive in Nagano and convene at the famous Zenkoji Temple. What follows is over 250 kilometres of arduous road and mountain cycling (mainly uphill).

The gruelling ride finishes at the Fuji Sengen Jinja shrine on the northern side of Mount Fuji (Fuji-san). Here you’ll take a breather and prepare to climb Japan’s most sacred mountain, which stands at a majestic 3,766 metres. Upon reaching the summit, you’ll be met by the rising sun.

This adventure aims to recreate a traditional Shinto or Buddhist pilgrimage. You’ll summit the mountain and pay homage to the shrine of Shinto goddess Sengen-Sama – she who makes the flowers blossom and the people grow. This unique adventure is designed to challenge the body and liberate the soul.

Mount Fuji Facts:

  • Mount Fuji is named after the Buddhist fire goddess Fuchi.
  • Japanese Buddhists regard Mount Fuji as the gateway to another world.
  • Shintoists consider the mountain sacred to the Shinto goddess Sengen-Sama.

* All funds raised from this adventure go towards the X-RAD Radiation Therapy Research for Brain Tumours *

TEAM CAPTAIN
MATT FITZGERALD

Matt Fitzgerald is a husband and proud father of two. His daughter, Abigail, was diagnosed with childhood brain cancer (Medulloblastoma) at age 4½ and spent over 18 months undergoing intensive radiation and chemotherapy. After Abby recovered, Matt was inspired to become an Adventurer. Matt’s team is training hard for this event, and has planned some unique and exciting fundraising events.