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)