Understood that this is outside of the official window, and that it is a climb at your own risk. We are planning to sleep in a nearby hotel the evening before, and take transportation in early AM on the day of the climb to the north 5th station. Hiking plans are to climb up and down in one day, and return to Tokyo that evening.
Are there any sources of information in English with recent trip reports? I've been watching the mountain weather forecasts closely, but it's been impossible to find information on snow pack at the top, conditions etc. Any help is appreciated.
Also - anyone looking to climb during this timeframe is welcome to join us.