Coordinates 440

Uploaded February 15, 2019

Recorded February 2019

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12,797 f
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16.7 mi

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near Disiqu, Taiwan (Taiwan)

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3 days trek (9-11 Feb 2019) around Shei Pa National Park to climb Xueshan Main Peak (Snow mountain) of 3886 m.
Day 1:
From Taipei we had to catch 2 buses; first to Yilan (1h) and from there a second one to Wuling Farm (3h). We walk the road until reaching the squad checkpoint, where they double check our permits (Note that should be applied online from 30 days to 1 week in advance). Afterwards you can keep walking or hitchhike to the trailhead, where we show again our permits.
Attention! A big group of monkeys might be found between the camping and the trailhead, hide your food or they will rob you! (as we experienced...)
The first part of the trekking consists on a walk through the forest until reaching the Chika cabin (1.5h), where we spent the first night. Bring with you an sleeping bag and a matress, food and water (you can call to the National Park in advance to make sure if there is tap water).
Day 2:
The second day leads us through the cane forests until reaching the Xueshan West Peak after a quite steep slope (aka the crying slope). From there we can see the 369 Cabin and we get there after a 30 min walk.
Day 3:
The third day we woke up around 3 am in order to reach the summit by sunrise, so we had to walk a couple of hours using a headlamp. After the Black Forest we get to the final rocky slope but without extra difficulties neither snow or ice. Although the strong wind in the summit we could enjoy the gorgeous views.
We descent following the same path to the entrance of the National Park. Make sure to catch the last bus (around 2pm) to Taipei or you will have to sleep in Wuling Farm.

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Ruta de 3 dies (9-11 Febrer 2019) al parc nacional de Shei Pa al centre de Taiwan per pujar la Xueshan o Snow mountain de 3886 m.
Des de Taipei agafem un bus fins a Yilan (1h) i allà n'agafem un altre fins a Wuling Farm (3h). Caminem per la carretera fins arribar al control de policia on ens segellen els permisos per entrar al parc nacional. Després es pot caminar o fer autostop fins a l'inici del trekking on ens tornen a controlar els permisos.
La primera etapa consisteix en pujar fins al Cika Cabin (1.5h), un refugi lliure enmig del bosc, on passem la primera nit.
La segona etapa ens porta per camins dins de boscos i canyissars fins al Xueshan West Peak, un tram exigent pel pes que portem a les motxilles. Des d'allà seguim fins al refugi lliure 369 Cabin.
El tercer dia ens llevem aviat per fer el cim principal i caminem un parell d'hores amb frontals. Al tram final hi trobem zones de roca descomposta però sense cap dificultat. Tot i el vent que trobem al cim, les vistes són espectaculars. No hem trobat neu ni gel.
Descens pel mateix camí fins a l'entrada del parc nacional.
Shelter

369 cabin

Shelter

Chika cabin

Waypoint

Shei Pa national park entrance

Summit

Xueshan main peak

Waypoint

Xueshan trailhead

1 comment

  • Photo of valen.morrisonianus

    valen.morrisonianus Feb 16, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    As a side note I would add that there are savage-furious rock monkeys on the way, which surely not only adds an adverture-fun element, but also rises technical difficulty degree.
    In any case, a terrific experience.

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