Mount Tanigawa, Niigata, Japan 

Mount Tanigawa is a mountain located on the northern prefecture’s border with Niigata Prefecture. In Japanese, it is called “Tanigawadake”. It has two peaks. The highest peak is 1,977 meters high, and the other peak within short distance is 1,963 meters high.

This mountain is under 2,000 meters. But it is a dividing ridge between Pacific side and Sea of Japan side of Japan, so change of weather conditions is rapid and frequent. In the result, very many climbers have been killed in mountaineering accidents. So this mountain is called “Devil’s mountain”. If you plan to climb this mountain, never underestimate it.

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