Yu Shan

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Yu Shan


Mount Morrison,

13,113 ft (3,997 m) high, S Taiwan; highest peak on the island. It was first ascended in 1896 by a Japanese expedition.
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Yü Shan


the highest peak on the island of Taiwan, in China. Yü Shan, which has an elevation of 3,997 m (according to some sources, 3,950 m), is composed of schists and quartzites and has a sharp alpine crest. Dense broad-leaved and coniferous forests are found on the slopes.

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