Mount Aso threw everything it had a tour participants today including heavy rain, strong winds, great elevation, mist, clouds, cold, storms…and kangaroos.
Kangaroos can be found grazing along the sides of Mount Aso.
But thanks to a heavy cloud of mist, little could be found as the tour crossed the active volcano housing a city in its caldera.
Participants made it safely up and across the top of the volcano to be rewarded with a descent of breathtaking beauty, including rivers, valleys, gorges and ending in a picturesque pastoral area of outstanding rustic beauty.
Brommie was resolute, struggling up the steep early parts of the climb, but eventually becoming the first non-electric bike to make it to the summit.
The resilient foldup performed resoundingly well on a slippery descent, too, though the climate must have hurt him. Kangaeroo is just knackered!
All the bikes were rewarded with a clean, chain wipe and air in the tires ahead of another huge day, the final complete one on Kyushu.