Located in Jiayuguan, Gansu Province, the Qiyi Glacier is connected to the mountains of the Qilian Mountains and the Himalayas. The glacier is very steep. It needs professional people to be safe in the team. Because the highest altitude of this glacier can reach more than 5,000.
I climbed the Qiyi Glacier the first time I arrived at Jiayuguan, and then almost couldn't get off because of lack of preparation. I didn't expect that the high anti-reflective was still very powerful. I even had to take a rest after walking for five minutes.
The nearest glacier to the city, in the Qilian Mountains, the beauty of nature is felt all year round.
Qiyi Glacier is our main play in Jiayuguan, early in the morning to eat a bowl of porridge, with street lamps, taxi to Jiayuguan station, take 7529 green trains, with excitement, facing the morning sun, rush to climb the Qiyi Glacier. Arrive at Jingtieshan Railway Station at 9:30 is late. Sitting on the train station parking lot to pick us up to the tourist bus of Qiyi Glacier. The driver and guide began to inform the safety of going to the glacier and the time to get off the mountain. It is especially important to adjust the people of the car to walk together. Don't leave the large team. Everyone should take care of each other. Emphasizes that after finishing the drive to the service center, arrives in an hour, everyone goes to the simple bathroom to relieve hands (because there is no restroom in the later Qiyi Glacier Scenic Area), self-service tour personnel buys 161 yuan Qiyi Glacier tickets in the service center, and to sign the life and death certificate press the handprint. The climb starts at 3800 meters above sea level, the whole distance (one way) is 4 kilometers, the first section of the slope is not relatively easy to walk; the second section is very narrow, and it can slip down the slope without care; The third section is steep and gravel-bound, and it is almost invisible (the third section is told by friends who go to the scene), reaching the top of the landscape platform is more than 4300 meters.
The road to the Qiyi Glacier is basically this kind of stone road, this section is already good, after the road conditions are worse. Cars and other best don't drive this road, the chassis is always in danger of scraping. The driver said that this road, he encounters several cars every year to ditch, this road is easy to slip. Officially, Jiayuguan to the Qiyi Glacier is about 130 kilometers away, but basically all mountain roads, and the road conditions are very poor, so the one way is about 3 hours. Jiayuguan city is very small, just out of the city, can see the distant Qilian Mountains, the top of the snow has accumulated, so beautiful, good god, immediately full of expectations for the next journey. Across a pass, a large snowy mountain into the eye, this situation, let our children in the south is really excited. Stop for a photo is a must, but like us, do not know when to reach the Qiyi Glacier, haha. Master to quite calm, followed us down a variety of shots, haha opened a valley, just far away the snowy mountains, suddenly saw that it has been in our corner, the height of the sun is also right, see a snowy slope, and can not help but press a wild, haha said really, There is a feeling in Switzerland, haha. In the snowy mountains of Switzerland, fog filled, nothing to see, always feel very sorry, but came here, nothing regrets. The clouds started coming, the sky was changing fast on the mountain, once there was no sunlight, the temperature fell 10 degrees in a flash. It was not just the weather changing so fast, we finally hurried out and took a photo. But it was definitely worth it. In fact, Qiyi Glacier Scenic Area has been closed for weather reasons, and finally we did not enter the scenic area, just outside the glacier a walk is also very worth it.