Author Archives: Derek Cheng

About Derek Cheng

Derek Cheng is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in publications in several countries, including the US, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK. Since he discovered climbing about ten years ago, he has worked as little as possible so he can travel widely, chasing rock faces in all corners of the world - from stalactite-blessed limestone in China, to the alpine granite of the Bugaboos and the Sierra Nevada, to quartzite giants in Morocco. His work can be viewed at

Chasing the High: Lucky Charms

Published in The Climber, July 2020 The last memory I have before the accident is of sitting leisurely on a wide ledge, finishing a Clif bar and marvelling at the beauty of a perfect morning in the mountains of the … Continue reading

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