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« Thread started on: Aug 18th, 2016, 12:47am »

I am strongly considering making the walk in February - March and I am wondering if anyone that has walked during this time of year can offer any advice regarding any specific risks / or managing with the cold. My intention is to camp as often as required.

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xx Re: Winter walking
« Reply #1 on: Aug 24th, 2016, 5:43pm »

I started walking last march (mid) and slept in a tent or just in a rest hut most nights. The temp dipped close to 0 degrees in the Mountains. I had a good sleeping bag and thermal underwear (long johns).

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« Reply #2 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 03:00am »

Thanks for the reply clarksm67! I have a good sleeping bag etc suitable for winter.

The only down side I can think of is the early mornings. But the cold generally just makes you move a bit faster when packing up etc...
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 14th, 2016, 09:22am »

Hi Scott. I walked from January 15th thru March 11th, this year. I highly recommend a winter walk, temples are less crowded and you'll never have an issue finding a place to stay, although the sparser areas of the pilgrimage will still be crammed with knowledgeable walkers and interesting folks.

Happy to advise on any specifics, but I could not recommend a winter walk more strongly. I had about seven or eight rain days in (exactly) two months of walking. Folks this year spring/summer have been hit hard by rain, which is miserable any way you slice it...

Have no doubt, you will be cold at times, especially on the mountains. But I think the advantages are enormous and when I go again in a few years I plan to go in the Winter again. This time in reverse.

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 19th, 2016, 11:31pm »

Thanks fexluz.

My flights are booked for 7 Feb to 4 April. So 55ish days to complete the walk and I'm intending on going as slowly as possible. I'm looking forward to the challenge of dealing with the cold. I am hoping it snows in parts during the walk.

My only (albeit slight) concern is the long nights in a cold tent when camping. Without lighting a fire it's going to be a challenge to sit around in the cold / lay in the sleeping bag for long periods.

I have plenty of equipment to help manage it - Cold weather mattress and sleeping bag, warm clothes and don't have any problems carrying a bit of extra weight in clothes / gear to help manage it. At least my sweating will be reduced.

It'll be a shock to the system going from the Aussie summer to the Japan winter though!

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 8th, 2017, 04:41am »

I like winter walking very much. I always go with my friends and we will share lot of things during the walk . I always enjoy those moments in life and I enjoy the beauty of nature very much.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 28th, 2017, 11:59pm »

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First.Before you go out of the house .you should drink warm boiled water.
Second .Make sure you wearing enough clothes and keep warm.
Finally.you should walk normally.
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