Chenchen hails from the Fuling district in Chongqing, China, but now resides in Vermont. She is a writer and regular contributor to China’s largest outdoor recreation magazine; she’s also written for several rock climbing websites. Chenchen is a climbing instructor and spent her younger years as a competitive climber. She’s fluent in both Chinese and English, and she is joining Adventure Treks for her second season as an instructor.
- Education: Université Jean Monnet in France; bachelor’s degree in economic and social administration
- Medical certification: Wilderness first responder, AAI alpinism 2 (intermediate mountaineering)
- Favorite outdoor memory: Most recently, it’s from climbing a multi-pitch traditional route called Frogland (7 pitches) in Red Rock Canyon, NV; I got to enjoy climbing for many hours with an amazing view.
- Favorite outdoor achievement: Summiting Mt. Siguniang (aka Dafeng), a 20,510-foot peak in western China and UNESCO Heritage Site; climbing three 5.12 routes in three weeks; trekking the Annapurna Base Camp Trail; and summiting Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Sahale Peak, Kangaroo Temple, and Early Winter Spire in one summer.
- Countries visited: Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States
- Favorite hobbies: I love rock climbing, mountaineering, and writing!