19 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Rock Climbing

  If someone else has done something, you can do it too. You may not do it in the same way, and it may take you longer, but you can definitely do it. It’s been done before. Trust your support system. That’s what they’re there for. And hey, without them, why are you even here? The most unexpected people will surprise you. That tiny Asian girl … Continue reading 19 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Rock Climbing

Red Rock Rendezvous 2016 – Part II: Sunday

Missed Part I? Read it here. Sunday of RRR started out as you’d expect. I slept in until 9am and realized that almost everyone had already left to go climbing already. Waking up late also ensured that there was almost no breakfast left downstairs. Good news is, our hotel was right across the street from the new Harry Potter themed coffee shop, Bad Owl Coffee! … Continue reading Red Rock Rendezvous 2016 – Part II: Sunday

Red Rock Rendezvous 2016 – Part I: Saturday

Have you heard of Red Rock Rendezvous? If not, check it out here! It’s a large rock climbing festival held at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, NV. I attended this past weekend with the boyfriend, the sister, and 20 of our climbing friends. And it was awesome. It was also super exhausting. I only averaged 4 hours of sleep per night over the last … Continue reading Red Rock Rendezvous 2016 – Part I: Saturday

Great Wall of China – Jian Kou

The Jian Kou section of the Great Wall has never been renovated since its construction during the Ming Dynasty 700 years ago. Thus, it is one of the most well-known Great Walls sections that is falling apart but can still be accessed by visitors. It’s what’s known as ye chang cheng or ‘wild Great Wall’. People are not technically supposed to climb any area of … Continue reading Great Wall of China – Jian Kou

ZhuiLu Old Trail Permit Process

ZhuiLu Old Trail, located inside Taroko National Park, is supposedly the ‘most extreme hike in Taiwan’ so naturally, I worked my butt off to get the permits to be able to do this hike. You will need to apply for both the Mountain Permit and Park Permit since this is an ecologically protected area and the park likes to restrict the number of visitors to this … Continue reading ZhuiLu Old Trail Permit Process