Mount Tomuraushi (Daisetsuzan)

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Mount Tomuraushi
トムラウシ山
Tomuraushi from chuubetsudake 2006-8-25.jpg
View of Mount Tomuraushi from Mount Chūbetsu (August 2006)
Highest point
Elevation 2,141.2 m (7,025 ft) [1]
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Coordinates 43°31′38″N142°50′55″E / 43.52722°N 142.84861°E / 43.52722; 142.84861 Coordinates: 43°31′38″N142°50′55″E / 43.52722°N 142.84861°E / 43.52722; 142.84861
Geography
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Parent range Tomuraushi Volcanic Group
Topo map Geographical Survey Institute (国土地理院, Kokudochiriin) 25000:1 トムラウシ山 50000:1 旭岳
Geology
Age of rock Quaternary
Mountain type Volcanic
Tomuraushi-Chubetsu Volcano Group Tomuraushi-Chubetsu Volcano Group, SRTM-1.jpg
Tomuraushi-Chubetsu Volcano Group

Mount Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山, Tomuraushi-san) is located in Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan. Its name was derived from the Ainu words for "place with many flowers" or "place with many water stains". It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.

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Geology

The peak of Mount Tomuraushi consists of mainly non-alkalai mafic rock from the Pleistocene to the Holocene. [2]

History

On July 16, 2009, eight members of an adventure tour group on a 4-day hiking trek died of exposure on Mount Tomuraushi. Five others from the group were helicoptered to safety. On the same day, another climber died on nearby Mount Biei. The next day a lone hiker was found dead on Mount Tomuraushi. [3]

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References

  1. 地図閲覧サービス 2万5千分1地形図名: トムラウシ山(旭川) (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  2. "Hokkaido". Seamless digital geological map of Japan 1: 200,000. Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  3. "10 climbers perish in Hokkaido". The Japan Times Online. The Japan Times. 2009-07-18. Retrieved 17 December 2009.

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