Yu Shan

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Yu Shan

or

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.

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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Indeed, Japanese influence is apparent both from Price's use of the mountain's Japanese name, Niitakayama ('New High Mountain') and his preference for wearing traditional Japanese gaiters and sandals in the field.