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May 5, 2010, 1:42 AM

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Re: [szuting] Dirtbag Taiwan - Long Dong Climbing & Cultural Experience
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I've climbed at LD and the climbing there is truly fantastic. My partenr and I only had a week, but we sampled a wide variety of climbs. Excellent rock, bolts were good, and the trad excellent. Location was breathtaking too.

What I don;t understand is why someone would travel all the way to TW and pay $ for $1500 for this. The area is easy to find, easy to access, and an excellent climber's guide is written in English.

Little Pro, generally, climber traveling the globe to climb don't hire guide services. They tend to go out and have a good time on their own.

If this were a cultural get together or climbing party, you might get people, but in this case, you're offering a tour of the crags where people have to meet your schedule. A good idea, but hard to market for Intentional scene. Would make a nice local outing for a TW climbing club.

Personally, I rather go on my own with my partner and do my own thing instead of following some companies agenda. I don't think this is going to be a popular trip for your service to run. As a former guide, I would recommend you reconsider this strategy. As a western climber based in Asia, I applaud you for trying to get the region on the map. So much here.

With all that said, I do think your idea of helping foreigners, especially climbers travel around Asia/China is excellent. If you want, PM me and I'll help you out a bit. Looks like we've climbed some of the same places.

Looks very familiar.Smile


(This post was edited by guangzhou on May 5, 2010, 1:56 AM)

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