The 3rd Edition of Climbing Mt. Fuji - A Complete Guidebook- is your complete preparation package and the only guidebook you will need to design your Mt. Fuji climb. The latest edition includes improved off-season climbing information, enhanced route maps, (12 route maps in total) new information on the Hoei Crater, Mt. Hachijo-Fuji and Mt. Fuji area hot springs, as well as additional Mt. Fuji pictures (29 pictures in total) and more. Up-to-date information about climbing Mt. Fuji is available at the following website. Climbing-Mt-Fuji.com The primary reason for publishing the original Climbing Mt. Fuji Guidebook in 2013 was to fill a gap identified by my private clients. Many complained of the lack of available English information about climbing Mt. Fuji. My goal was to t only provide practical information about climbing Mt. Fuji but also to introduce some of the cultural rituals associated with climbing historic Mt. Fuji. Climbing Mt. Fuji is more than just a hiking experience. It is a unique cultural experience with its own set of unspoken customs that can be easily missed or stomped on unkwingly if t careful. The people working on Mt. Fuji during the climbing season are a tight community who respect the historical traditions. As one of the few n-Japanese Mt. Fuji guides creating and maintaining wholesome relationships with locals was key to being accepted into this close-knit society. This guidebook provides accurate reliable information because it was written by a real Mt. Fuji guide who has years of climbing experience and every imaginable type of Mt. Fuji climb under his belt. As a professional Mt. Fuji guide, it is my privilege to share my experience and kwledge, including my qualified advice along with my personal recommendations that I commonly reserve for clients with all those who have set their hearts on climbing this majestic mountain.