Last September, four climbers ventured to a remote valley in western China to bag a first ascent in the Tien Shan mountains near the Kyrgyz-Chinese border. Evrard Wendenbaum, Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Nicolas Favresse, and Stephane Hanssens documented the journey in the film 'China Jam,' named after the team's interest in music and improvisational jams along the often-harsh journey. Below you can get a taste of the first ascent through some remarkable photos.
Dramatic Scenes From Remote First Ascent in China
Go behind the scenes of 'China Jam,' a big-wall expedition up the 19,000-foot Kyzyl Asker mountain.