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Ascent of Wuling Shan on 2018-07-15

Climber: Douglas Harris

Date:Sunday, July 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wuling Shan
    Location:China
    Elevation:6886 ft / 2098 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took steam train from Beijing (Miyun) to Xinglong for 4 yuan. Hired taxi to take myself and in-laws up to the peak. We negotiated the cost from 500 down to 420 yuan. The entrance fee is 120 yuan pp except for people over 60. I am not sure if the discount only applies to Chinese citizens.

The drive is 30 km on a slow road. It was slightly more than an hour at a cautious pace. The views were spectacular. There will be a high speed train in 2020 that will connect Xinglong to Beijing, reducing the train ride to half an hour. This peak will become very easy for peakbaggers to claim a Chinese Ultra. Very few Westerners in this town. Five minute walk from parking lot to peak.
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