SUCCESS! Elevation

After six weeks in the Sichuan Province of China, the launch of an alpine climbing school, two first ascents of incredible peaks, and injured friend and a rescue, the Elevation team has returned home to the USA.During the expedition, the team spent time in Rilong, a small village recovering from the 2008 Great Sichuan Earthquake. Alongside some of the world’s best alpine climbers, they developed an alpine school that taught guiding techniques in a supportive community-based program.

The people of Rilong and the heads from each province of the Chinese government are now using their new skills to build a sustainable eco-tourism industry, rebuild their village again and conserve their natural landscapes.

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