— いのうえ@卵とじ (@ponapona979) October 28, 2019
Japanese authorities have confirmed they’ve found a body after a climber apparently fell to his death on Mt. Fuji this week. According to published reports, the climber was live-streaming his climb up the iconic mountain just over 60 miles southwest of Tokyo.
“Am I on the right track? So much of the route is covered with snow,” says the climber according to media reports as he makes his way along the icy route. He then says, “I’m slipping,” just before falling. The video can apparently be seen in the Twitter post above.
Police, who were notified by people watching the live stream, reportedly found the man’s body Wednesday and were working to identify it as the climber’s. He was apparently found at just under 10,000 feet. Mt. Fuji is an active volcano, the country’s tallest peak, and has been a spiritual pilgrimage site for centuries.