Mount Fuji watchers report that the first snow came one day earlier than last year, about 7 days earlier than on average. (Picture from the TV here). Mt Fuji is a very symmetrical stratovolcano mountain. Other such mountains are of course Washington State’s Mt Rainier, and Kilimandjaro in Africa.
Here’s how the numbers stack up for the three mountains.
|Mt Fuji||3,776 m||12,388 ft||last eruption 1707|
|Mt Rainier||4,392 m||14,411 ft||last eruption 1894|
|Mt Kilimandjaro||5,895 m||19,341 ft||none in recorded history|
And hey – I have a Mt Fuji in my wallet as well : the back of a ¥1,000 note (that’s about US$13).