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

The Line Of Most Radness

Published in the NZ Alpine Journal, Spring 2022 Words and photos by Derek Cheng There are plenty of torrid tales to deter anyone from venturing into the Central Darrans. There’s the two Tasmanian climbers who, one summer, dragged 35kg packs … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, climbing, dirtbag dispatches, rock climbing, the darrans, trad climbing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment