Snow Mountain, Taiwan (winter 2011)
January 12, 2011 by Stu
Returned to Snow Mountain this weekend in the hope of seeing some snow. There wasn’t as much as last year, but the trail through the black forest and up the cirque to the peak had a fair amount as well as a lot of ice. My new 12-point crampons served me well and there was no problem in getting the top to enjoy some fabulous views, even if it was a little chilly!
I’m just going to post of pics of the trip here. Information about doing this hike can be found on my original Snow Mountain post. Also Barking Deer can help with organising permits/guided trips.
Sunrise from the East Peak of Snow Mountain was exceptioanlly beautiful
Neil shooting Nanhudashan and Zhongyangshan from the East Peak
The sun finally beginnings to light up Snow Mountain and we were incredibly grateful for the warmth it brough!
This cliff always has icicles bigger than people during the winter
Rays of sunlight burst through into the Black Forest
Colourful leaves poking through the snow near the peak of Snow Mountain
The trail going up the cirque to the peak... almost there!
The snow makes it harder going
A panorama from the top of Snow Mountain, looking down on the cirque
The crampons made coming down an absolute breeze, even if they did put holes in my trousers and boots!
Snow/ice man at the 369 Cabin
Neil also has some awesome photos on his site
More photos on my flickr account.
If you’re interested in hiking Snow Mountain, contact us at Taiwan Adventures.