Crossing Jiuding Mountains

From May 11 to 20 2013, our thirteen-man team of five surveyors and eight guides climbed over the Jiuding Mountains that traverse Mao county and Mianzhu county. On our ten-day journey, one of the passes wo went through was 4342m in elevation. It was truly a perilous and treacherous expedition. Marshy Grassland and Snow-covered Mountains […]

Adventures in Yinchang Valley

According to local records, Yinchang Valley in Wolong was once rich with deposits of gold during the Qing Dynasty. The entrance of the valley bristles with sheer precipitous cliffs, and under these cliffs the turbulent river crashes its way through. The splashing sound thunders throughout the whole valley, offering a warning to newcomers: the steep […]