A 52 y/o American doctor from D.C. slipped from the 7th station of Mt. Fuji around 9pm of June 12th. He was rescued by other foreign climbers and carried to a hosp. by a helicopter. He complained of his back and right shoulder pain but is conscious, is not life-threatning injured.
Fujiyoshida police said that he came here for visiting with his family and started to climb in the early morining on that day with his son and daughter, and her friend. They wore light cloths, just for a hiking, and didn't submit a climbing schedule to the police.
Mt. Fuji had a new snow a few days before their climbing.
Again, please do not climb Mt. Fuji out of climbing season, PLEASE!