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Yü Shan is the highest mountain in Taiwan. It rises near the center of the island, part of the Central Range. It is located in the Yü Shan National Park, which is popular with tourists.

Elevation (feet): 13,113
Elevation (meters): 3,997
Continent: Asia
Country: Taiwan
Range/Region: Taiwan
Latitude: 23.4667
Longitude: 120.95
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Oct, Nov
Year first climbed: 1896
First successful climber(s): S. Honda with Forestry officials
Nearest major airport: Taipei, Taiwan
Convenient Center: Alishan, Taiwan

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 6 trip reports for Yushan.

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  • Log #8164 - by Jim Samonte on Feb 06, 2003
    The most darndest thing to do w/ 4 other friends: 2 Germans, 1 American, and a Filipino 1st time climber. Who would think we can go up the peak and down again in ONE day! Even had to eat lunch while...
  • Log #8163 - by Meng & Linda Horng on Feb 05, 2003
    This is the first time I climbed with my wife, I'm 64 and she's 62. We spent 2 nights at lodges, and the 50 hour trip was a great experience eventhough I did Mt. Kilimanjaro before. Unfortunately the...
  • Log #8165 - by Phillip Chi on July 09, 2001
    In the nine years I lived in Taiwan I was luck enough to make two trips to Jade Mountain. I have some wonderful memories of both trips and I hope someday to be able to explore some of the other peaks...
  • Log #8166 - by Danto on Feb 27, 2001
    Pictures showing rock climbing on Yusan North Face: http://www.rocknwall.com.tw/m/rock/twn/c/ctr.html and; ice climb: www.
  • Log #8168 - by Jon on June 15, 2000
    A 1.2 day hike to the top. Stayed at an alpine lodge the first night. Then at around 3a.m. the 75 people at the lodge all geared up to summit by 5:30 a.
  • Log #8169 - by Michael Jardine on May 14, 1999
    The second of my "Asian Trilogy" including Fuji and Kinabalu. Fellow world traveler Anthony Willoughby and I actually had to sneak onto the trail because Yushan is located inside a...