This camera is located at the Central
Weather Bureau Yushan Weather Station. The picture shows the peaks
of majestic Mt. Yushan (Jade Mountain).
Yushan has been thrust up by the force of colliding undersea plates.
The mountain's chief ridges are in the shape of an "X," and
the point of intersection is the highest peak. East, west, north, and
south peaks surround the main summit. The east peak rises to a height
of 3,869 meters and is considered one of Taiwan's "Ten Major Summits."
The south peak is a sharp pinnacle of black shale. The relatively accessible
west side of Yushan is covered with thick forests. The north peak is park
of a long, gently-rising ridge; this peak consists of two high points
that resemble a camel's humps.