Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

Famous among Hengduan Mountain range, Jade-dragon snow Mountain is the spiritual place of Naxi people, the holy land to live by since their ancient ancestors. With 19 glaciers influenced by the oceanic monsoons, it looks magnificent, beautiful or charming due to different seasons, different weather in different periods of daytime. The mountain appears extremely marvelous from the end of spring to early summer: pretty blue sky, green meadows, blooming wild flowers, surrounded by luxuriant pine & fir forests. It has been called the Museum of Glaciers and Natural Park of Highland Wild Lives for its unique geomorphologic structure, ancient animal fossils, a variety of plants including rare flowers and medical herbs.

Usually, glaciers only can be found in high latitude areas. However, the high elevation and abundant precipitation made it possible for glaciers to form on Jade-dragon Snow Mountain despite its low latitude in southernmost Eurasia. Extending to 35 kilometers, its 13 peaks rise above the horizon into the clouds, visible from anyplace in Lijiang city. The main peak, Shanzi Dou reaches 5596 meters above seal level, an unconquered mountain for human over half a century. The unpredictable weather and severe harsh environment defeat the great ambition of many climbing teams, domestic or abroad. Jade-dragon Snow Mountain is mostly constructed by white limestone and dark basalt. The sharply contrasting colours make it a grand painting by traditional Chinese ink. Naxi people divide Snow Mountains into 3 kinds: white. black and green. The green snow mountain refers to the one with glaciers, because the snow on the surface keeps melting in the daytime, revealing the green ice crystals under the blue sky. From the distance, the mountain looks like shining with light green colour. The landscapes and climates are quite different between the river valley at the foot of the Mountain and its snow peaks. Going up by the cable car, you will jump from the comfortable subtropical climate to the freezing cold zone, meanwhile enjoying the obvious intact distribution of various vegetation at different heights: broad-leaved, coniferous, hard-leaved ever-green, until the rocky desert grass and azalea bushes on the mountain top. That’s very impressive, indeed.

After Blue Moon Valley, Mr.T and I had a simple lunch, got one small bottle of oxygen each, put on our rented winter coats and took a cable car to the Glacier Park in Jade-dragon Snow Mountain. The car went up so fast that many people felt dizzy, plus suffering high altitude sickness. We had to open the bottle to breath some oxygen, drink water and eat several chocolate bars. For a moment, the cable car was “besieged” by the thick mist. Nobody talked. We felt lost in the dead silence. A thought of accident caused by the broken rope flashed into my mind. Oh, God bless us, amen. When we arrived in the station at 4500 meters altitude, I noticed lots of people resting on the benches, worn out. M.T and I walked slowly along the wooden path to watch the amazing glaciers, using the oxygen bottle time to time. Then we just relaxed, sitting in the open air of the snow mountain for a while. In the gloomy day, it was pretty foggy with cold wind. We left this freezing “rocky desert” before getting wet by the showers of rain.

001 The entrance of cableway

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

002 Going up to the mountain by the cable car

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Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism  Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

005 Mr.T said we would get high after breathing the pure oxygen. Let me have a try.

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

006 The wood platform, 4506 meters above sea level

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism  Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

007 Move, move……

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008 The amazing glacier in the mist

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012 Resting in the open cool air

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism  Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

013 Tourist posed in minority costumes

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism  Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

014 Grassless Rocky Desert

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism  Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

015 Let’s go down

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism  Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

016 Bright sunshine above the meadow far away while raining outside the cable car

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

017 People like taking photos with the Stone in entrance

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

Jade-dragon Mountain during spring&summer

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

Golden meadow in autumn

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

Snow in winter

Jade-dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

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    1. 看起来有点像藏族服装,大概是纳西族的分支之一。。。 😀

  1. 哇,真的好美,我喜欢那个草甸,无忧无虑的躺着;让我迫不及待的想去,今年去不了了,明年也不行,2015年等我,但是我想自驾游。 :((

  2. 遵命,不过岚姐说的不对,南方的冬天其实是要比北方更冷的,我们没有暖气啊,而且还比较潮湿,所有有老寒腿的大都是南方人的。 :))

    1. 也是。。 :)) 北方虽然冷,室内却是暖和得很,南方室内外一样冷

      1. 唉,想想那些年我手脚上的冻疮,也好怀念哦,我继续看书,快睡觉了岚姐。 B-)

  3. 然后感觉好处很清爽,谁说的高处不胜寒,肯定是老寒腿!

  4. 来晚啦〜
    只看图就很恐怖的说 :-O
    尤其是茫茫大雾的时候 姐姐有木有害怕呢〜

    雪山可是避暑的好地方啊
    在南方高温的煎熬下 姐姐可否还好〜
    我们这边经常下雨
    驱散下热气还是不错呢

    1. 啥也看不到,悬在高空中挺害怕的。。 ;;)
      江南这会儿太热了,都40度了,没空调都活不了了。。 :evil

  5. 偶也来晚了~(≧▽≦)/~

    岚女纯粹就是引诱,哼。

    再说,高海拔上,呼吸可否困难啊(不时猛按瓶子大吸几口氧气)。
    一同学上个月也去了丽江,那说说咕噜咕噜的,比泉口的水泡冒得还快,真是羡慕嫉妒恨!哈哈,也夸张的提到了,一天连续吐了几次。。。

    1. 个人觉得还好,就是有些头晕,喝些水,吸了氧稍好。。 ;;)

    1. 是啊,以后再去得挑个晴朗的天,能清楚地看到雪山。。 O:-)

  6. 最后三张颜色好不错,特别是最后一张,都有专业的感觉了。 :O)

  7. 真的好感人啊,是只存在于想象中的景色呢……
    或者读一些探险小说的时候,浮现于脑海中的场景。
    能亲身体验一下真是太好了

    1. 就是一便携的小瓶氧气嘛,一按纯氧就喷出来了,猛吸一口 😀

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