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"3952m to the Summit of Jade Mountain" Taiwan Off The Beaten Path Tip by DirtyRudy

Taiwan Off The Beaten Path: 57 reviews and 74 photos

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by DirtyRudy

Most people who come to Taiwan just hit the big cities, which is in most cases, Taipei. But few ever get to climb Jade Mountain, the tallest peak in Taiwan.

I climbed Jade Mountain in 2002, and it was the first mountain I've ever climbed. It was a 2-day trip up to the 3952m summit, and by the time I got down the mountain I was so exhausted.

But judging from the people who were in my travel group, it wasn't much of a problem for people, both young and old. In fact, this 70 year old man climbed it with more ease than I!

Bring water and lots of energy drinks!

To climb the mountain, you'll need a special permit which requires an application form, passport, and a nominal fee (there could be other forms, but I was able to get it with those two documents).

Apply to:
Taiwan Provincial Police Administration 7 Chunghsiao E. Rd., Sec. l, Taipei, Taiwan

Phone: Tel: (02) 321-9011

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2004
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