A New Year

I spent the last six days and nights of 2016 at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital (VGH )in Taiwan caring for my wife after her surgery (btw she is doing great). The VGH is a modern, clean and efficient hospital. Yet, no one really wants to spend time there. Szu-ting’s ward was on the eighth …

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Yunnan : Discovering the Land of the Matriarch

Seven people travelled with LittlePo Adventures (littlepo.com) to Yunnan China. The group experienced a variety unique cultures, wondrous food options and had the opportunity to learn and practice Qigong (qigongdancing.com) in breathtakingly scenic natural environments. The travellers used the historic town of Lijiang as a hub to explore several areas of Yunnan Province including Legu …

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During our pack speaking and guiding tour of Taiwan, we made a quick visit to the island of Penghu, Taiwan and enjoyed the food, wind and peaceful setting of this magical island.

Outside Adventure Magazine

It was nice to see a physical copy of this fall’s Outside Adventure Magazine. Szu-ting Yi wrote a feature article about climbing desert towers in Utah and my photos were featured on the cover and throughout the article.

Shipton Tilman Award

Szu-ting and I were very fortunate to receive on of this years GORE-TEX® Shipton-Tilman Grant for our 2017 Great Walls of China expedition to Xinjiang China. The Great Walls of China: The goal of the team of Szu-ting Yi and David Anderson is to explore an unvisited and unnamed valley in the remote Kokshaal-Too Mountains of …

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Desert Towers

In December Szu-ting and I finished up a climbing and media project exploring desert towers in the Four Corners region of the Southwestern US. We worked with Arcteryx and Butora providing text, photos and video about Szu-ting’s ascents of some classic and some not so classic desert towers. check out the video links: https://vimeo.com/album/3720998

Secret Moon Cake

In September Szu-ting and I returned to the Siguniang Mountains in China to attempt a new route on Eagle Peak East (5300m). We had many hurdles to overcome including permits issues, terrible weather, run-out climbing and dirt filled cracks. But at the end of our expedition we got a short weather window that allowed us …

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