---OCEANIA, Australia, TRAVELS

Arapiles, Australia

For the last 2 days of our trip we stayed at Arapiles which is a mainly traditional climbing area. Unlike the Grampians, Arapiles is not spread out and the layout in my opinion is very similar to Smith Rocks. The crags are very convenient to get to and we didn’t have to drive 1+ hour […]

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---OCEANIA, Australia, TRAVELS

Grampians, Australia

From Tasmania, we flew back to Melbourne and drove 3.5 hours to Halls Gap to meet some friends at Grampians National Park for some climbing. The paid campsites were quite pricey ($28!) considering it didn’t even have showers so we found a campsite right near Halls Gap that was recommended by a climber we met […]

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---OCEANIA, Australia, TRAVELS

Tasmania, Australia

Over CNY, M and I went on a weeklong trip to Australia. We spent the first several days in Tasmania. We landed in Hobart in the early evening and set to explore the town having heard a lot about how cool Hobart is. We checked out the MOMA museum (Museum of Modern Art) which is […]

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---OCEANIA, New Zealand, TRAVELS

New Zealand: Day 2 Hokitika to Wanaka

From Hokitika we drove to Frank Joseph Glacier. It was overcast and rainy the whole day but we managed to peek through the glacier before the weather got too bad. The walk was an easy 1.5 hours return trip. Honestly as far as glaciers go, Canada is a lot better. The Franz Glacier has retreated so […]

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HONG KONG, Rock Climbing

Climbing & Camping in Tung Lung

Over two separate weekends in June, we went to Tung Lung to climb x2 and camped in the latter trip. A beautiful start on both occasions:   We tried Technical Wall (the easy bits) but it got a bit flooded on our later visit due to crazy summer tides and a typhoon brewing in the […]

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