By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Seventy National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) faculty members and students successfully completed a mountain climbing expedition to Yushan, also known as Jade Mountain, to celebrate the school’s 70th anniversary in mid-May, NTNU President Chang Kuo-en said Wednesday.
Last year NTNU selected 70 faculty members and students from 200 applicants to participate in the expedition, some of whom were professors who had never climbed a high mountain; therefore it was a trip dubbed “Mission Impossible,” the school said.
Activity organizer Lin Mei-chun, head of Department of Physical Education at NTNU, said Yushan at an elevation of 3,952m, is the tallest peak in Taiwan and the tallest in Northeast Asia, adding that climbing Yushan is a good way to challenge oneself, reflect on oneself and toughen one’s mind.
Unlike commercial mountain climbing expeditions that do most of the things for customers, the selected team began to take muscle endurance and strength training laid out by the PE department from January this year, started taking [FULL STORY]