Ontake

Elevation (feet): 10,051
Elevation (meters): 3,063
Continent: Asia
Country: Japan
Range/Region: Honshu
Latitude: 35.8833
Longitude: 137.483
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Volcanic status: Active
Most recent eruption: 1980
Year first climbed: Late 19th Century
First successful climber(s): Fukan Reigin
Nearest major airport: Nagoya, Japan
Convenient Center: Nagoya, Japan

Ontake is a volcano in the Japanese Northern Alps. It rises in isolation, north of the main range. It is considered sacred by both Buddhist and Shinto faithful. Religious pilgrims frequent the mountain, and shrines line the pilgrim trail which leads easily to the summit. Ontake had never erupted in history until its relatively recent series of eruptions from October 1979 through April 1980.