Blue Skies Adventures recently guided a group of enthusiastic Filipino and Filipina hikers up Snow Mountain. The weather was not ideal for this trip but we still made it to the summit and even came across snow on the ground on the way up. We followed the standard 3-day itinerary for this trip.
After one night at Qika Lodge, we woke up to fair weather on Day 2 and began the trek up to 369 Lodge. The group was in such good shape that we arrived early and had plenty of time to relax and enjoy the mountain views before our delicious catered dinner.
On the final day, we woke up before sunrise to begin our attempt on the summit. It became foggy soon and we ran into snow on the way up. In previous years, Blue Skies clients have needed to wear crampons to reach the summit of Snow Mountain in winter, but this year none were necessary as the snow was no longer covering the trail itself.
After several hours of constant uphill in the cold, our group finally reached the summit of Snow Mountain, Taiwan's second-highest peak at 3,886 metres.
On the way back down to the trailhead , a Taiwan serow was spotted in the vicinity of 369 Lodge.
Contact Blue Skies if you are interested in climbing Snow Mountain, whether in summer or winter.