Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Mount Siguniang 2nd Sister Peak (2)

ON CAMPING – The team went for three nights of camping in order to scale to the peak of 2nd Sister Peak of Mount Siguniang: the first one at Mu Lo Zi campsite was an acclimatization effort. Camping at an altitude of 3800m, one would know whether one is able to adapt to the altitude without having any symptom of AMS, say, headache. At 8:30 p.m. that evening, the snowing started throughout the night and we were excited with a transform in the landscape overnight – from the colourful of the mountains to the gloomy grey of the winter. After the trial effort, we would then returned to the guesthouse at Rilongzhen for another night's stay.

The first actual camping was staged at Da Hai Zi (Big Lake) 3800m, followed by the final camping which was held at the Erfeng (2nd Sister) base camp 4200m. It was really freezing cold camping out there at the base camp.

(click on the photos for bigger displays)
 Arriving at Muluozi campsite at 4:00 p.m.
 A surprised transformation in the landscape the next morning
 Quite heavy snowing in the night
 The journey continues 
 This good-looking wooden structure is actually the toilet  :-)
 Icing on the cake (horse dun)  :-)
 Another night of camping at DaHaiZi (Big Lake)
Snowing is less there

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Posted by KC Leong

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