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did anyone who climbed Mt. Fuji feel she/he needed the walking stick? or, could you have climbed without it?

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Heck, I foregoed the stick and used two trekking poles, and I wouldn't have made it up and down without it. Because the two trekking poles provided support when I got altitude sickness, and helped me descend quickly through the loose gravel and dirt of the Subashiri Slide trail back down.

Do I regret I never got the wooden hiking stick with the stamps? Yeah, a little. But I may have not made it to the top with it. The main purpose of the stick is as a souvenir; it's not as effective as a pair of trekking poles. But if you have no problem with altitude sickness and have done many 10,000 ft+ hikes before, than you might as well get the stick.

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It is not bought stick two, I bought a kongou-zue in the 5th station.

Of course, it was also a souvenir, but when climbing, kongou-zue was the support I walk.

When I climb the rock, with momentum.

When I go down the mountain, it was instead of the brake.

However, during the descent, and I use to borrow a stick instead of a kongou-zue, I noticed that more comfortable than the kongou-zue.

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