I climbed Mt Fuji last August (2008). Took me 7 hours to get to
the top, but I am really slow!! :) It was a nice sunny day, but at
the summit, a sudden thunderstorm and lightning storm hit, so
be sure to bring raingear. I was soaked to the bone! (Only had
a rain jacket)

Here is the bottom of the trail just past 5th Station:





















It's all uphill from here:



































As you can see, once you get out of the forest, it is very rocky
the rest of the way up:

















My walking stick:






































Almost to the top!
















Made it! (Here is the summit and crater)