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  • PoP:80%

石門山步道

Mt. Shimen Trail

 

National park trail classification system

Difficulty Level

Description

Suitability

Recommended Equipment

Grade 0

The trail is flat and has good facilities. The slope is gentle and suitable for wheelchairs and children’s strollers.

Suitable for all ages, wheelchair users, and children’s strollers.

Water, hiking snacks, rain gear, mobile phone.

Grade 1

The trail is well maintained with facilities in good conditions, and it features guiding resources and a gentle slope. A normal itinerary takes half a day to one day to complete.

Walkers.

Water, hiking snacks, rain gear, mobile phone.

Grade 2

The trail is well maintained with facilities in good conditions, but the slope has slight undulations, and there are potential risks due to unpredictable weather. A normal itinerary can be completed within one day.

People with average to good physical fitness.

Water, hiking snacks, rain gear, mobile phone, warm clothing, backpack.

Grade 3

The trail is located in a relatively remote mountainous area. The path is clearly formed but some slopes are very steep. There are potential risks due to unpredictable weather. A normal itinerary can be completed in one to three days.

People with good physical fitness who have the ability to read basic maps, carry heavy loads while walking, assess risks, and respond to emergencies.

Refer to Table 2 to bring the necessary camping or forced bivouac equipment based on your itinerary.

Grade 4

The trail is located in a remote mountainous area. The path is formed, but parts of the terrain are rugged, and there are potential risks due to unpredictable weather. A normal itinerary can be completed in three to five days, or within three days if the trail features challenging terrain.

People with good physical fitness who have the ability to read maps, carry heavy loads while walking, survive in the wilderness, assess risks, and respond to emergencies.

Refer to Table 2 to bring the necessary camping and related technical/climbing equipment based on your itinerary.

Grade 5

The trail is located in a remote mountainous area, and the path is relatively unformed. There are potential high risks due to rugged terrain and unpredictable weather. A normal itinerary takes three to five or more days to complete, and preparations for challenging terrain must be made.

People with excellent physical fitness who have the ability to read maps, carry heavy loads while walking, survive in the wilderness, assess risks, and respond to emergencies.

Refer to Table 2 to bring the necessary camping and related technical/climbing equipment based on your itinerary.

Grade 6

  1. A Grade 3 to 5 trail covered in snow (ice).
  2. Special routes, such as routes that are not established, unformed mountainous tracks without defined roadbeds or paths, remnants of ancient trails, or trails that require specialized exploration or climbing skills.

People familiar with snow mountaineering or those who have the necessary technical/climbing skills.

Refer to Table 2 to bring the necessary camping and related technical/climbing equipment based on your itinerary.

Note 1: The estimated number of days is based on the average itinerary and is provided as a reference. If you decide to shorten the itinerary, please make sure to improve your fitness level and assess risks.

Note 2: Before embarking on high altitude mountain trails, please make necessary preparations and itinerary plan in advance, pay attention to whether you are suffering from altitude sickness, and establish a turning point to retreat if necessary.

 

Equipment checklist for individuals and groups

Equipment for individuals: please check off items according to your itinerary; items in bold are snow mountaineering essentials

 

Basic Equipment

Lighter / candles / tinder

Carabiners (number:__)

Large backpack

Toilet paper / tissues / paper towels

Mountaineering rope (__mm*__meters)

Backpack rain cover

Compass / GPS / mobile phone (with extra power source)

Webbing(__mm*__meters*number:__)

Small backpack (packable backpack)

Maps (topographic maps are recommended)

Prusik cords (__mm*__meters*number:__)

Sleeping bag (down or hollow fiber are recommended)

Altimeter

Descender (figure 8, ATC, etc.)

Sleeping pad (inflatable pads or foam pads are recommended for snow season)

Water bottle / water storage bag / thermos

Ascender

Hiking shoes / rain boots (please don’t wear rain boots during snow season)

Bushcraft knife / Multi-tool / paring knife

Ice axe

Warm hat

Personal medications / first aid kit

Crampons

Sun hat

Personal stove (including gas canisters)

Seat / full-body harness

Headwear/towel

Cooking and eating utensils (pots, bowls, cups, chopsticks)

Glacier sunglasses / sunglasses

Moisture-wicking clothing/ moisture-wicking shirts

Bivouac sack / personal tent

 

Other Items

Warm clothing

tarp/footprint

Camera (with extra batteries)

Rainwear (jacket & pants)

Survival whistle

Tripod

Warm work gloves /waterproof work gloves

Leg dressings

Lightweight sandals

Moisture-wicking socks /warm socks

Trekking pole (a pair is recommended)

Waist pack / flex gear bag

Headlamp (with extra batteries)

Paper (waterproof is recommended) / pen

Water shoes

National identification card and national health insurance card

Mountain/national park entry permit

Sanitation trowel

Mobile phone / radio / satellite phone

Plastic bags

Radio

Spare glasses / glasses straps

Trail snacks (__ grams*__ days)

Mobile power bank

Spare clothes

 

Technical / Snow Equipment

Menstrual products

Sun protection items and lip balm

Helmet

Sewing kit

Equipment for groups: please check off items according to your itinerary; items in bold are snow mountaineering essentials

 

Basic Equipment

 

Water storage bag (__L*number__)

Topographic maps

Tent (including outer tent, guy ropes, stakes, poles)

Lighter / candles / tinder

Sewing kit

tarp/footprint

Mountain/national park entry permit

Radio

VHF/UHF walkie-talkie

LED/gas lantern (including extra lamp wicks)

 

Technical / Snow Equipment

Satellite phone

Cleaning products (tea powder, soybean powder are recommended)

Mountaineering rope (__mm*__meters*number:__)

Food (number of days:__)

Trash bags

Carabiners (number:__)

Spare food(number of meals:__)

First aid kit

Webbing(__mm*__meters*number:__)

Gas/liquid fuel stoves (number:__)

Bushcraft knife / saw

Prusik cords (__mm*__meters*number:__)

Gas canisters (number:__) / fuel (__liters)

Sanitation trowel

Ice hammer / ice screws

Cooking utensils (including ladles, spoons, plates, pot lifters, windscreens)

Altimeter

Rock hammer / rock pitons