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Taiwan’s highest mountains heavily littered with garbage from hikers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The headquarters of Yushan National Park pleaded with hikers to take their garbage down the mountain with them in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept. 3). Even though mount...

78-year-old conquers Taiwan's highest peak in 11 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 78-year-old man recently conquered Taiwan’s highest summit — Yushan Main Peak — reaching the altitude of nearly 4,000 meters after 11 hours. Chen Yu...

Day hikers climbing Taiwan's highest mountain must heed ‘10 a.m. rule’

Taipei (Taiwan News) — People wishing to climb Jade Mountain (Yushan), the highest peak in Taiwan, in one day must heed the “10 a.m. rule” or their adventurous dreams could evaporate...

3-year-old Taiwanese girl climbing East Asia's highest peak met with mixed reactions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese father of a three-year-old girl posted pictures of his daughter climbing the country's highest peak, Yushan, but his joy quickly turned to confusion when s...

Taiwan's Yushan sees first snowfall of the season as cold surge arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a continental cold air mass is poised to strike Taiwan on Monday, the country's tallest peak, Yushan (玉山), saw its first snow of the season, which also has broken its 66...

More snow falls on Taiwan's Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a massive continental cold air mass strikes Taiwan, Yushan has seen snow fall for the second day in a row, with 10 cm now having accumulated, according to the Central Weathe...

Snow falls on Taiwan's Yushan as cold surge arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a continental cold air mass is poised to strike Taiwan today, snow accumulation has already been reported on Yushan this morning (March 8) of 3 cm and counting, according to...

Taiwan's Yushan sees 10 cm of fresh snow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a powerful cold wave blasts through Taiwan, the nation's tallest peak, Yushan, saw 10 centimeters of fresh snow, while an even more powerful cold surge is poised to brin...

Cold wave kills 53 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the latest cold wave blasts Taiwan causing temperatures to plummet to 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in all parts north of Tainan, 53 people have lost their lives to the bitter co...

Cold snap brings snow to Taiwan’s high mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's high mountains have been covered with snow since Monday, with roads and clusters of trees coated in frost and snow. The weather is due to a strong continental cold...

Photo of the Day: -13.5°C recorded on Yushan as cold surge sweeps through Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first major cold surge of the winter was sending the temperature down to 6-9 degrees Celsius across the island early Friday, and even lower in mountainous areas. Minus...

Malaysian man dies while climbing highest mountain in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A 77-year-old Malaysian man died Wednesday, possibly from hypothermia, in a mountain lodge where he stayed after an aborted ascent to Taiwan's highest peak, the 3,952-meter J...

Taiwan sees snowfall in mountainous areas

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The strongest cold spell this winter has brought snow in mountainous areas of Taiwan, including the country's highest peak Yushan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sat...

Yushan sees second snowfall of winter

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Yushan (Mount Jade) and Hehuan Moutain saw the second snow accumulation of the winter early this morning, with snow flakes falling from 5:40 a.m. to 8:05 a.m., according the Ce...

Yushan, Hehuan Mountain receive first snowfall of 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the nation continues to be under the influence of a strong cold air mass, Taiwan’s highest mountain, Yushan, as well as Hehuan Mountain have received their first snowfa...