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Yushan hike

Postby Inchhighj » 31 Dec 2013, 18:57

Hi,

I have permits for my wife and I to hike Yushan on the 7th January with an overnight stay at Paiyun and am trying to establish where I have to take my permits to get them stamped by the police. Does it need to be the police at Yushan park, And is it they that give me the other permit i seem to need? Also is there upto date conditions on snow cover on the mountain i.e. a webcam? is there somewhere i can buy a detailed map of the area (ordance survey equivalent).

I also searched taipei city high and wide to buy or rent crampons/ice axe incase they were neccessary but to avail :s

Im also having trouble notifying the paiyun lodge that we would need a meal and sleeping bag if possible?

Im currently in Taroko and plan on going over the cross island highway, can anyone advise on how to find out current road conditions? Someone told me today I would need snowchains??? I have a rented car and would probably need to buy these if that is the case.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby Nuit » 01 Jan 2014, 00:08

if you do need snowchains (it is possible, on the highest stretch), the locals at Dayuling have them for rent - for a price, of course.
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby tommy525 » 01 Jan 2014, 01:43

Isn't the lodge just a shack. Bring your own food and cook it kind of thing FAIK>
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby hansioux » 01 Jan 2014, 01:57

usually you could see the weather condition via a webcam here:
http://cwb.gov.tw/V7/observe/webcam/

but it says it is under maintainance....

the lodge is no longer just a shack, but with the way they build things in Taiwan, I doubt it will be any warmer. They have sleeping bag at paiyun when I was there, but the bags don't seem to handle below 0 degrees very well.
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby Abacus » 01 Jan 2014, 19:30

tommy525 wrote:Isn't the lodge just a shack. Bring your own food and cook it kind of thing FAIK>


They spent almost 2 years rebuilding the lodge but I haven't been up there yet. The new Tianchi cabin on the Nenggao trail prepared a set meal for an additional cost and I thought I heard that they were going to do this at Yushan. I thought they usually closed the trail (or possibly the peak) every winter.
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby Nuit » 19 May 2015, 12:29

Does anyone have a link for Yushan permits?
Isn't there some rule that if ARC/APRC holders summit mid-week, then permits are guaranteed? i.e. there's no lottery system.
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby hansioux » 19 May 2015, 13:38

Nuit wrote:Does anyone have a link for Yushan permits?
Isn't there some rule that if ARC/APRC holders summit mid-week, then permits are guaranteed? i.e. there's no lottery system.


last time I checked (last week), the link to the online permit application site is down.

well, maybe not down, but it says "Secure Connection Failed"

https://nv2.npa.gov.tw/NM103-604Client/
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby Abacus » 19 May 2015, 13:42

Nuit wrote:Does anyone have a link for Yushan permits?
Isn't there some rule that if ARC/APRC holders summit mid-week, then permits are guaranteed? i.e. there's no lottery system.


My understanding is that there are a number of foreigner permits reserved each night (non-weekend) and a foreigner should be able to get a permit easily midweek.
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby lostinasia » 19 May 2015, 17:35

hansioux wrote:well, maybe not down, but it says "Secure Connection Failed"

Isn't that kind of a given for most websites in Taiwan? (It's certainly true for my university's entire system.)
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Re: Yushan hike

Postby Nuit » 20 May 2015, 14:27

It's raining again here.

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