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

Dirtbag Dispatches – Land Of The Free

Published in Adventure Magazine, February/March 2018 Words and images by Derek Cheng America. Trump-land, mass shootings, Muslim bans and nuclear buttons of unrivalled size. But the US is also an endless wonderland for the dirtbag climber. And there are a lot … Continue reading

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