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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---EUROPE, Spain, TRAVELS

Seville, Cordoba & Jean, Spain

We arrived to Seville and after taking a painstaking 1 hour to find parking, we had an amazing dinner at ‘La Brunilda Tapas’ where their sangria’s where only 1.50 Euros and managed to catch the famous festival Feria de abril de Sevilla. From my understanding, it is an event where the locals all rent tents […]

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---EUROPE, Spain, TRAVELS

Ronda & Tarifa, Spain

Enroute to Tarifa to try kiteboarding, we stopped by Ronda, a small town perched upon hilltops. It is a beautiful town, but because it is so beautiful, the town is overrun by day tripping tourists. After a quick morning in Ronda, we contiuned to Tarifa. Having arrived at Tarifa, we were discouraged by the kite shop to […]

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---EUROPE, Spain, TRAVELS

Granada & El Chorro, Spain

I just spent 7 days travelling and climbing in Spain’s Andalusia region recently. A lot of my friends have been wondering why I have been travelling so much this year and honestly it’s because I am feeling slightly burned out from working the same job for 4 years but not really able to leave it […]

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