The journey to greater heights.
An expedition to the summit of the tallest mountain in Northeast Asia, Yushan, or more commonly known as Jade Mountain standing 3952 meters above sea level.
I headed out to join a team of 5 Filipinos to climb this renowned mountain of Taiwan. This was my second high-altitude climb after years of climbing in the tropics of the Philippines and Borneo, and by far one of most amazing landscapes I have ever witnessed.
Alpine forests, and rocky trails, we left early at around 3AM after a whole day of hiking to catch the sunrise at the tallest point of Northeast Asia.
Days after and I'm still on a mountain high thinking about the memories of Jade Mountain. The sunrise, the trail, the bitter cold, and everything between those very moments while climbing the mountain are experiences I will always remember. June 28, 2017
Waiting for the sun to rise at the break of dawn. 3952 meters above sea level, the mountainous communities can be seen overlooking the summit. June 28, 2017
One of the most amazing landscapes I've seen overlooking a panoramic view of the Yushan mountain range at the main peak.
The first glow of morning light at the summit of the tallest mountain in Northeast Asia— Yushan, Jade Mountain standing 3952 MASL.
There will never be enough words to describe that very moment taking the last few steps to the summit before sunrise. With barely any sleep, the freezing wind hitting our faces, our loaded bags on our shoulders, and after hours and days of struggle, it all came down to this moment- the pinnacle of our adventure, and I couldn't be any happier.
Hikers racing towards the summit chasing for the sunrise as the first light heads towards the horizon. June 28, 2017
My friend Chem and I, were the very first ones to the summit reaching the highest point of 3952 MASL. We managed to witness the first rays of the sun getting a glimpse of this beautiful moment. June 28, 2017
It was one of the loveliest sights I've seen to see this couple with matching jackets enjoy their time watching the sunrise about 4000 meters high above a mountain top. A dream to experience for me someday- indeed love transcends even the tallest mountains. June 28, 2017.