Tracking a forgotten typhoon: an essay in weather archaeology
After topping out from our climb in Takidani, there was time to relax on the aery balcony of the Kita-Hodaka hut. We were taking in the northwards view when, like a starship warping out of hyperspace, a lenticular cloud materialised at our feet.
Not for the first time, I am blown away by the expertise that this blog’s readers bring to the table. Mitch-san is certainly right about the tropical cyclone sneaking up. Next day, Typhoon 19 rode into town, with results that you can read about in Crack babies.
Our storm may have behaved in a similar way. It seems that the relevant year’s Typhoon 19 (aka “Abe”) didn’t hit the mountains full-on, but went rampaging out into the Japan Sea instead. On the Dai-Kiretto, though, conditions were full enough when I made my traverse over to Minami-dake next day – a bad idea, as it turned out.
穂高の空―3000メートルの観天望気 (ビジュアル サイエンス) 今野 岳志, 飯田 睦治郎