Mountains are always there…Preparation for mountaineering during the snow season
When mountaineering during the snow season, we need to prepare adequate gear, such as ice tools including axes, crampons, safety helmets, and ropes, and pre-mountaineering training in snow is the most important. Sufficient snow activity experience is another key to safe mountaineering during the snow season. When selecting a team, make sure the leader or the coach has rich experience in snow mountaineering, and team members should have snow mountaineering experience or training in snow experience.
Please follow the requirements for mountaineeringering during the snow season
During the snow season, Sheipa National Park Headquarters classifies applications into general mountaineering applications and training in snow applications.
Applications for general mountaineering:Each team should be three to six members. Each member must have his/her snow climbing gear and the leader must hold a certificate for training in snow or as a snow climbing guide. Applications must be made seven days to one month in advance. The Holy Ridgeline will be temporarily closed during the snow season.
Applications for training in snow:The eastern route is opened for application. Each team must not exceed ten members. Applications must be made seven days to one month in advance. Applicants must also submit the training itinerary and plan. Information should include the itinerary and activity planning, the content of training in snow, the leader’s mountaineering experience, and a full list of climbing gear for the team.
Please visit the Online Application for Entry Permission site at https://npm.cpami.gov.tw/en/ for the instructions to applications for entry permission to Sheipa National Park in the snow season.
For mountaineers wishing to climb Yushan National Park in the snow season, according to the Yushan National Park Headquarters, each team should be three to six members, application must be made seven days to two months in advance to the application window of Yushan National Park online. When applying, the team leader (guide) must upload the snow training certificate. Applicants must upload documents of snow climbing experience for all members and an applicant form signed by all members. After the preliminary review, applicants must prepare all climbing gears (gear and technical checklist) and bring them to the management station at Yushan National Park Headquarters before admission. Please visit https://mountain.ysnp.gov.tw/english/index.aspx for the instructions of park entry in the snow season.
As each high-mountain national park is topologically different, before exploring the wonder of high mountains and valleys during the snow season, please check the entry instructions of individual parks. Mountaineers are advised to follow all instructions for individual parks to ensure their safety while climbing during the snow season.