---NORTH AMERICA, Canada, TRAVELS

Vancouver & Squamish, Canada

Another quick visit to Vancouver: Ate some delicious Thanksgiving cooking made by my in-laws. Did some trad climbing, now that I have learnt how to. We totally lucked out with the weather as it was warm and sunny. We climbed at Smoke Bluffs due to ease of access and  attempted to climb the Entire Chief […]

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---ASIA, South Korea, TRAVELS

Jeju, South Korea

Summer is over! (For the kiddies) That means cheap flights are back on the market. This time we found some cheap weekend getaway flight for ($1000hkd) to Jeju for the first weekend of September. Jeju is nicknames (by the Koreans) as the “Hawaii of Korea”, so we will see about that. After taking to red […]

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HONG KONG

Hiking Sharp Peak, Sai Kung (蚺蛇尖)

This summer has been usually quiet for me in terms of travel, but we have had decent weather in Hong Kong for most of July and August so it has been a treat. One of the things I did recently was hike to Sharp Peak, Sai Kung. It is my second time up and both […]

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HONG KONG, Rock Climbing

Sunset Crack, Kowloon Peak, Hong Kong Attempt 1

  Way back in summer of last year, I took a course in Trad Climbing in Squamish, BC and only did my next single attempt at trad lead in Smith Rocks almost a year later. This 5 pitch multi pitch is called “Sunset Crack” rated ‘Severe’ on the British Scale (which by the way is extremely confusing […]

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---ASIA, China, Rock Climbing, TRAVELS

Climbing in Shigu, Yunnan (石鼓鎮)

After our hike from Tiger Leaping Gorge, we drove straight to Shigu, which is a new-ish climbing area about 1 hour away from Lijiang Town or 2 hours from the Gorge, and about 1-2 hours from Liming. Shigu is very neat and quaint, with a lot of limestone within it’s immediate vicinity. As this area […]

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---ASIA, China, TRAVELS

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan

4 years ago, M and I attempted to hike Tiger Leaping Gorge but unfortunately that did not happen due to heavy rain and landslides blocking the road. Finally this time my plans aligned and I found some friends willing to join me on a 4 day trip to Yunnan. (Alas, M could not). Arriving in […]

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