So of course with Jimmy Chin and Alex Honnold winning the Oscar for their Free Solo documentary, there has been a lot of hub bub talking about free soloing. One news story by the BBC caught my eye. Basically there is a small village in China who have been free soloing cliffs for hundreds of years getting food and herbs for medicine.
Now I don’t know about you all, but I am gearing up for a sport climbing trip to Spain at the moment and was looking at some Arcteryx climbing pants that were £120. In the back of my mind I was convincing my self that I needed these as they would make me climb better. Now I watch this video and see this woman just free soloing in a pair of sneakers… makes me re-think where I need to be putting my energy and money…
Either way it is an interesting story and also shows how even though lifestyles will change with modernization there will alway be Chinese tourists.