Lao Zhai Shan - Xingping

Lao Zhai Shan, Xingping Sunrise

Photographer: Josh Hill

Some of the most memorable mountains I've climbed have been small by mountain climbing standards. Lao Zhai Shan in Xingping is one of them. I climbed it with my wife for sunset the previous evening, and then woke up early to climb it solo for sunrise. Climbing a mountain twice in 12 hours is easy when the view is one of the best you've ever had.