Category: Journal

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Climbing Lao Limestone | March 2019

Written on May 19, 2019 in Journal

With my 30 day visa on arrival stamped and cleared through customs, I spent the next month exploring Lao rock climbing. My travels took me through the capital Vientiane to Thakhek, then up north to Vang Vieng. Scroll on to read the story of my trip, and useful tips for anyone going to Laos for...

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A Peak of Qingdao

Written on December 22, 2018 in Journal

Weighing my options between various underreported climbing destinations in China, I decided to spend the fall rock climbing in Qingdao. I had gone bouldering there once on a short trip back in 2016 and it was enough to stoke my curiosity. The sheer amount of granite there merited a longer stay. So with those thoughts...

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First Stop: Xi’an

Written on March 30, 2018 in Journal

My journey this spring begins when I step onto the train in Beijing West Station. Between podcasts and conversations with complete strangers, the 6 hour trip to Xi’an goes by pretty quick. The people I engage with are friendly, and I need to practice Chinese anyway. Soon enough, I’m off the train and on the...

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