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The warmest hands of the snow season: Shei-Pa Conservation Volunteers

 

Since 2015, the Shei-Pa National Park Headquarters has enlisted the help of volunteers with substantial experience with snowy weather to act as snow season instructors. They are stationed in Lodge 369 of the Xueshan Area, where they provide services such as helping climbers correctly use snow climbing equipment; giving information about snow, road, and water conditions; and handling emergency situations.

And after Shei-Pa National Park Headquarters changed the "Snow Season Restricted Period" to the "Snow Season Service Period" in 2018, conservation volunteers have offered even more climbing services. This helps climbers feel the warmth of these volunteers' selfless contributions up in the cold mountains.

In addition, snowfall at Shei-Pa National Park in 2018 has been the heaviest in recent years, with up to 1 meter in the valleys. This has made it quite a bit more difficult to make the climb in the snow season. Even so, volunteers have provided timely updates on mountain path conditions on the Shei-Pa National Park Climbing Forums Facebook page. This gives climbers information before their ascents, so they can be prepared and make risk assessments. This has effectively lowered the risks of climbing in the snow season.

 

 volunteers cleaned the snow of Lodge 369 of the Xueshan Area
volunteers cleaned the snow of Lodge 369 of the Xueshan Area
volunteers helped to deal with emergency situations
volunteers helped to deal with emergency situations

 

 

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