ORIGIN of the club
In the beginning, 3 regular hikers called “The Crazy Hikers” were hiking and doing River Tracing (RT) every week, 2 to 3 times per week, even more…
Crazy in the sense of Crazy dangerous but also in the sense of Passionate.
Going hiking or River Tracing during winter when the water is very cold, yes this is INSANE!!!
We started to include other hikers even beginners to initiate them to our hobby.
But River Tracing is kind of dangerous so we stopped inviting newbies.
For the High Mountains, this is dangerous and strenuous but in a certain measure, you can still stop walking and rest a while before you get in danger.
The danger is for people who are caught by the night, who get lost, who lose body temperature, who get bitten by snakes, etc.
Completely Crazy to hike the Top 100 mountains of Taiwan, 百岳 the Baiyue!
So far he has climbed 76 Top mountains, some many times but it only counts as one in the Baiyue challenge.
6 times at Yushan summit only counts as One Yushan peak…
6 times at Xueshan mountain only counts as One Xueshan peak…
About 50 mountains were in SOLO climbing mode, so he knows the dangers and he learned the survival skills in the High Mountains of Taiwan.
His sincere advice is “DO NOT GO SOLO UNLESS you don’t care to die alone in the backcountry!”
Don’t start a discussion with him about hiking else you are stuck for a minimum one hour!
His vision is to teach kids and their parents how to go hiking safely in the SO BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS of TAIWAN.
There are so many LOVELY LANDSCAPES in TAIWAN that are much worth your time than playing video games on smartphones…
Hiking is a healthy activity which gives you fitness, endurance, overcoming fear and obstacles…
Kids can also learn about Nature, Sciences, Animals, Water cycle, Weather, Star constellations…
You also learn how to overcome your limits.
You get OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.