Gary is not a professional writer or photographer. But he has climbed a lot of Japan's mountains and pulled all his pictures together in this compilation providing links to information on the net including his extensive Flickr library so that you could plan your owns rips or just do what I did! Enjoy the pictures of the tops of Japan without the blisters which is worth four stars at least too me. Also I think it is a good example of how an amateur can bring a lifetime of experience together in one place. He is the first to say it can be improved and I am sure he will.
Most importantly do not read this only on a black and white device, which I did first , but read it on kindle on some thing like an iPad and enjoy the Flickr photos. disclosure: Gary is a long time friend