January 5th. I take the plane in the morning for a 20hours trip to Shanghai. I drop my bags off and head straight to BP office next to the Shanghai stadium to finalize the details of my trip to Shuangqiao valley. I’m super excited! I’ve heard that they are hundreds of icefalls and incredible mountains. In the same time I’m a little worried because I will climb with people that I don’t know. I don’t speak Chinese enough neither and I’m scared that communication will be difficult. But I want to go and I trust my feelings and my experience: we will speak “mountaineers language”, the one all climbers speak around the world. No need words, just share same passion!

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