Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Jade Dragon Snow Hill

My very aim of going to Yunnan was to touch the snow or ice of Jade Dragon Snow Hill. However, when I was in Li Jiang, the upgrading of facilities there had not been completed and we had to contend ourselves by watching the snow-capped hill from a view-point at a height of 3502 meters instead of over 4000 meters at one of the 13 peaks. Anyhow, it was a wonderful sight and we were lucky because the mist had not completely covered the hill as can be seen from the photos below.

So far, no one has been able to conquer Jade Dragon Snow Hill because of the unpredictable weather conditions and the unstable rock structures. The climbers will fail to anchor themselves on the ascent because of the nature of the rocks which give way easily.

This is the scene of trees at around 6 degrees Celsius.

This is a common site on the way up the hill - moss-covered trunks

The blogger posing with Jade Dragon Snow Hill as the background

The unsurmountable Jade Dragon Snow Hill

Another view of Jade Dragon Snow Hill

Let me take of photo of you with the conifers as the background.

A resting place on the way down the hill

You can hang your wishes here.

Can you spot the wishes I put down here?

Going down the hill through this wooden bridge

If you have reached this arch, you have reached Jade Dragon Snow Hill

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