What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
China is home to some of the world’s most spectacular natural arches, providing rock climbers adventures aplenty.
A new arch was just recently climbed and it’s one of the biggest yet... The first time that Eben Farnworth rode the new high-speed train between Guilin and Yangshuo in China’s Guangxi Autonomous Region, he sat in the window seat staring out at the undulating karst landscape as it whizzed by. Halfway between two stations, he saw a massive limestone arch. In the brief moment it remained in view, Farnworth was already formulating plans to go climb it.