Snow Mountain FEB 10-12 2017

To sign up please complete the form at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/l8LMKEksYqfxHJ4c2

***INTRO***

This hike takes place mid snow season, so there will be a fair amount of snow!!! Snow Mountain is undoubtedly at it’s most beautiful in the snow, however it does make the hike much tougher. Please consider your fitness before deciding to join.

Snow Mountain is Taiwan’s second highest mountain and one of the most beautiful. On the way to the peak, we’ll cross another one of Taiwan’s top 100 peaks, Snow Mountain East Peak, and pass through the beautiful Black Forest before climbing the alpine cirque to reach the main peak.

This is an OVERNIGHT trip leaving Taipei on Friday Feb 10th and returning to Taipei on Sunday Feb 12th. We’ll spend two nights sleeping in a rugged cabin on the mountain.

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 $8,500NTD. If this is your first hike with us, the price is $9,500NTD. Please note that this includes rental for 10 point crampons.

Deadline for payment is Jan 10th

****ITINERARY****
Friday (Feb 10th) – Meet at 7pm in Taipei at Wanlong MRT Station Exit 2, Please be on time! We’ll drive to Wuling Farm where we’ll hike up to the first cabin (around 1hr).

Saturday (Feb 11th) – Up around 8am, breakfast and then hike up to the 369 Cabin, passing by Snow Mountain’s East Peak. Sleep at the 369 Cabin.

Sunday (Feb 12th) – Up early (~2am) and head to the main peak 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)

*****WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING*****
– At least a 40L 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/l8LMKEksYqfxHJ4c2

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/