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The Wuling Sixiu DEC 9-11

The Wuling Sixiu is a group of 4 mountains. The ‘si’ meaning four and the ‘xiu’ meaning excellence. The mountains are, Kelayeshan, Taoshan, Chiyoushan and Pintianshan, and they can be hiked over 3 days in the Sheipa National Park. They make up the northeastern part of the Holy Ridge O-route.

It is a pretty tough hike, with some very steep sections and the odd bit of scrambling. However, the hike is a lot of fun and every bit as beautiful as some of Taiwan’s more famous mountains.

On this hike we’ll hike to the top of Chiyoushan and Pintianshan covering two of the four peaks.

This is an OVERNIGHT trip leaving Taipei on Friday December 9th and returning to Taipei on Sunday December 11th. We’ll spend two nights camping. Tents will be provided if needed.

Although the hike doesn’t require any much technical climbing ability, it is in the high mountains and is a VERY TOUGH HIKE. You will be expected to help carry some of the group’s equipment as well as your own. Please consider your ability before signing up.

***PRICE***
If you’re a full time student or you’ve been on another overnight hike with us, the price is $8,000NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $9,000NTD. Please note that this includes rental for 10 point crampons. If you already have those, let us know and we’ll give you a discount.

****ITINERARY****
Friday (Dec 9th) – Meet at 7pm in Taipei at Wanlong MRT Station Exit 2, Please be on time! We’ll drive to Wuling Farm where we’ll camp for the night.

Saturday (Dec 10th) – Up around 8am, breakfast and then hike up to the Chiyoushan. We’ll pass by the famous Pintian Tree which makes up the Taiwan Adventures logo before arriving at the Xinda Campsite

Sunday (Dec 11th) – Up early (~3am) and head to the Pintianshan for sunrise. Hike back down to Wuling Farm and then drive back to Taipei. We expect to be back around 8pm.

***** IMPORTANT! *******
This hike will be extremely cold. We expect nighttime temperatures to go below zero, and remain below zero as we make our summit on the Sunday. You will need cold weather clothes, and a good down feather sleeping bag (we have some available to rent, let us know if you need one).

*****WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE*****
– Transport from Taipei to the mountain
– Permits and accommodation
– Cooking equipment and all meals (except Saturday lunch)
– Maps and guide
– Insurance
– Crampons (10 pointers)
– Tents

*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****
– At least a 50L backpack
– Pack cover
– Sturdy hiking boots that can accept a C1 crampon
– Fleece
– Raincoat
– Rain pants
– 3 pairs of socks
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sleeping bag (winter bag)
– The ability to carry 2L of water
– Headlamp (very important)
– Toiletries and personal items
– Sunscreen
– Hiking Pole (this is a requirement)
– Trousers (not jeans)

If you have trouble getting anything, let us know and we’ll see if we can help you out. Sleeping bags ($400 each) and hiking poles can be rented for a small additional fee. ($200 each).

***HOW TO SIGN UP***
Please complete the form at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/6vob1C6eA2Fkj5wI3

If you have any problems, send an email to stu@taiwan-adventures.com

The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless we are unsuccessful in our permit application. Getting a permit can be difficult and we’ll do our best to secure one. However in the event that we are unsuccessful, we will refund deposits or rearrange the trip for another date.

Be sure to read the group’s rules, especially our refund policy: http://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanAdventures/doc/276107129116873/