Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Sport climbing in Yangshuo, China

There's a brilliant picture of Tilly Parkins climbing on Moon Hill Crag, Yangshuo, China, in today's Guardian. The 2009 Yangshuo climbing festival takes place from November 13-15 to promote 'sustainable sport climbing'. Apparently this means that all money raised via festival entry fees will be donated to 'crag preservation and development projects plus those that encourage a long-term collaborative partnership between climbers and the local community.'

For a more detailed explanation of what exactly sustainability and climbing means, take a look at Dave Pickford's piece that appeared on the British Mountaieering Council (BMC) site, last year.

More information about the Yangshou area can be seen at

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