Located in the internationally renowned town of Yangshuo, Karst Climber was founded in 2000 by Echo Wu, one of the foremost pioneers of rock climbing in the China. Since then, we have introduced hundreds of adventure-seeking families, companies, school groups, and weekend warriors to the stunning opportunities available here in one of China's biggest outdoor playgrounds. We specialize in developing custom outdoor adventure and cultural experience programs that include any combination of climbing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, and more led by qualified guides with a wide range of certifications. Our program is located in most of the province in China, Yunan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Guangdong, Inner Mongolia and about the super city Shanghai, Beijing.
We are a small team, and we appreciate that; it gives us the certainty that we are all committed to Karst and to our passion for outdoor education. We strongly believe in the power of outdoor education and through our programs we want to inspire and pass on the passion for the outdoors to our participants.
At Karst Climber, we offer a range of services for families, groups, couples, and companies looking for a better way to experience Chinese culture and the great outdoors. In addition to the tour packages, corporate events and rock climbing courses, which you can explore through our website, we can also assist you with your travels in Yangshuo and other parts of China. With nearly two decades of industry experience and extensive travel to remote and popular locations in China, Karst Climber is uniquely equipped to help you plan all aspects of your dream adventure!
Karst Climber is committed to safety and excellence in everything we do. We aim to provide safe and enjoyable learning experiences in the outdoors. Preparedness, risk management and coordination by our highly trained, professional staff ensures that we minimize any risks involved in our activities. To manage the safety of our clients and staff, Karst Climber engages all the procedures below:
Creating and maintaining a high standard is the foundation for conducting activities safely and with excellence. With nearly two decades of experience, Karst Climber has developed, implemented and maintained sterling-standard SOPs for each adventure.
Karst Climber follows a structured approach to identify, assess, manage, communicate and record hazards in every part of our operation. By taking a systematic approach, we can identify hazards and assess them for significance and severity, allowing us to take all possible steps to manage or mitigate those risks. ***Example?
We ensure that the equipment we purchase or hire always meets industry standard, is fit for purpose and will be used according to manufacturer’s instructions. experienced guides check all equipment before and after use to verify it is in safe working condition. Our certified guides are trained on how to safely set-up, use and maintain equipment. Karst Climber also keeps precise records of the purchase date, use and maintenance of equipment to monitor its condition and to retire and replace equipment before the end of its industry recommended lifespan.
We uphold strict requirements for all guides and group leaders so that our clients can have the best possible journey in a safe, fun environment.
Staff members of Karst Climber are qualified across a range of advanced skill areas by such certifying bodies as the China Mountaineering Association (CMA), Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) and lifeguards through the Wildness First Aid. All staff undergo additional in-house training for safety and risk management to meet our own high standard.
Our staff scout each location in advance of a trip to familiarize themselves with activity areas and any changes that have been made since the previous trip, to assess any new or existing location-based hazards, and to review or prepare emergency evacuation procedures.
Before running a trip, we do our best to learn about YOU, the participant! It’s your trip and we want each participant to have a positive, memorable experience. This means making sure that we have designed your trip to meet your goals and interests, and that participants have a solid understanding of the activities they will be undertaking. Our high staff to client ratio allows us to give maximum attention to participants while pushing their limit
We establish and update emergency preparedness and response plans for foreseeable emergencies for all our activities and locations. The plans include step-by-step procedures for stabilizing emergency situations, accounting for staff and participants, assigning responsibilities and authority for implementing emergency response plans, and notifying emergency services if necessary.