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Geocachers climb Mt. Fuji to Cache In Trash Out (CITO)

Mt. Fuji, outside of Toyko Japan, reaches 3,776 m (12,388 ft.) into the sky, but is still not immune from the trash found at lower elevations.  Geocacher atstgm helped organize an ascent of Mt. Fuji to complete a grueling Cache In Trash Out (CITO) tour.

Mt. Fuji CITO

Armed with garbage bags more than a dozen geocachers started hiking up the tallest mountain in Japan at 11:00am on September 3rd.

They stayed over night at a staging area, then began hiking again in the predawn darkness at 1:30am on the 4th.

Mt. Fuji CITO Logbook

The group reached the summit of Mt. Fuji around 5am and began the CITO event by picking up bags full of trash.  They also searched for the five geocaches along the route and at the summit.  Watch this raw video of the ambition climb.

Check out the events calender to see if there’s a CITO event near you.

  • Judydtm

    Wish I could have been there.Thank you for the TRASH OUT!

  • Mbrock4

    Great job guys!

  • Goodwoman

    Loved it! Would like to see more of these kind of video’s. Keep em comin’. Thanks for sharing.

  • robert.hill

    It was one of the greatest times of my life. Thank you all for the opportunity! I loved the hike!

  • Lyn (Chebudda)

    YEA! ROBERT! That’s my step grandson you see on the video at the last bit doing the thumbs up sign. He, by the way, is the one who introduced Geocaching to first my daughter (his step mom) and she to me. Am proud of his accomplishment, since not very many Americans ever get to climb Mount Fuji! Awesome feat!


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