To celebrate the glory of CTU’s 50th Anniversary, a climbing party comprised of the colleagues and faculty-led by director Wu Ming-Jie- bravely scaled the peak on April 1, 2014. When CTU’s school flag was flown, it fully demonstrated the brave and courageous spirit of the collegial members of CTU.
We are determined to carry the CTU school flag while we hike to Jiaming Lake, which is in the mountains of Taiwan.
The board members that participated in this journey consisted of director Wu Ming-Jie, who again also served as the leader of this exploration, in addition, the school administrator Qin Fu-Xing, Dean of Student Affairs Lun Chang Chou, Department Director Su Zhi-Qing, sector head Huang Chung-yi, as well as Lai Heng-Sheng, and teacher Zhang Zai-Xiong.
The Jiaming Lake is situated in Haiduan Township, Taitung County, Taiwan. Located at about 7km straight distance north of Siangyang on Southern Cross-Island Highway, it is on the Shandong east side to the Trigeminal , away from the straight-line distance of 7 km Yangshan, at an altitude of 3310 meters high, it is the second highest lake in Taiwan, second only to the Jade Pool, which sits high above 3520 meters of snow. Jiaming Lake is an oval-shape lake, a blue lake, an area of about 1.9 hectares, the water is 6 meters deep, there are no mountain stream or streams flowing in; its beauty has garnered nicknames such as “the sapphire of high mountains”.
Climbing mountains is really a big challenge, especially for those people who are over the age of fifty. As seen from the TV media, newspapers or news reports on the Internet, all seem to assert that mountain-climbing is an expected activity for the young generation. However, in order to celebrate the CTU’s 50th Anniversary, these middle-aged men (who are almost as old as CTU) still try their level best fighting to show their utmost physical condition!