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Nantou County Police Bureau Address.:  No.133, Nangang 2nd Rd., Nantou City, Nantou County 540, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
* Young search and rescue trainees traverse 80 kilometers at high altitude to hone skills
Date : 96/11/23
Rescue team members from the County Firefighting Department spent six days of search and rescue training on the mountain, traversing miles of rugged terrain and having a close encounter with wild sambar at a lake over 3,000 meters in elevation. Chuan Ming-fang and his fellow teammates were astonished and elated to have this last experience.
Nantou County is known for its many high mountains, and numerous climbers come here each year. The Ren-ai and Xin-yi substations of the fire department, both located in mountainous areas, have set up mountain search and rescue teams, and each year they recruit young individuals from the department to come for training.

Chen Hsing-chieh, head of the department's Search and Rescue Office, says that this year's fall training course took to the highest pathways for the first time, moving at an altitude of over 3,000 meters on the central mountain range. The six day, five night course saw the team members traverse some 80 kilometers, testing their communications in the mountains as well as their ability to live off the land. It was the most rigorous such training course ever held by the department.

Sixteen young people from the department attended the training, guided by Chen Jung-hui of the Nantou County Forestry Office Puli Station. The group set out from Ren-ai Township on November 14, entering the mountains at Tunyuan Pass. They followed a high course, climbing the main and south faces of Nengkao, Kuangtou Mountain, Paishi Mountain and Antungchun Mountain before heading back down on November 19.

The route the team followed took them to a maximum elevation of 3,349 meters on the south face of Nengkao Mountain, and the going was extremely hazardous. The path went along Taiwan Pond, Paishi Pong, Wanli Pong, Tunlu Pond and other alpine bodies of water, where they made camp and encountered more than 30 wild sambar at very close range. Liu Chin-sheng, the chief of the Puli Substation brigade, says that sambar will follow people and eat their excrement in an effort to ingest the salt excreted by humans.

Hsieh Kuang-hua, a Sedek tribesman from the Puli substation, has fed a dozen-odd sambar at Paishi Pond at night before, after which the animals followed a 200-kilogram buck to approach him the next morning. When the buck saw the does were getting interested in Hsieh, he became jealous, and Hsieh says, laughing, that the wild sambar were in the mating season and the buck had a large rack and might attack, so one has to be careful.

Address.:  No.133, Nangang 2nd Rd., Nantou City, Nantou County 540, Taiwan (R.O.C.)  TEL: +886-49-2222111   E-mail: ncpb09@mail.ncpb.gov.tw
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