Paragliding Mount Yotei

Photos and article courtesy of Ross Cole-Hunter. It sounded like a crazy plan when it was first explained – wake at 4AM, meet at 4:30AM, hike up to the summit of Mount Yotei and then document what is thought to be the first attempt at paragliding into the crater of...

Hiking Mount Yotei

I heard a guide once mention the following; ‘you don’t climb Yotei for the snowboarding’. There is also a famous Japanese saying; ‘you are wise to climb Mount Fuji once, and foolish to climb it twice’. After having climbed Mount Yotei twice in three days, I wonder if...
Motor Paragliding in Niseko

Motor Paragliding in Niseko

You think Mount Yotei looks amazing from the ground, well, wait until you experience it like a bird and see it from the air! Just wow! In a test of viability, MPG Sorachi brought their gear to Black Diamond Tours for a demonstration and a quick test. Pilot, Kenji...
A Brief Respite from the Snow

A Brief Respite from the Snow

For a few brief hours this morning, the skies cleared and we were treated to glorious sunshine. Normally this wouldn’t be much cause for celebration, but after what has felt like never ending snow storms, some clear skies make for an interesting change. It felt like a...