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James Gao Qing

About James Gao Qing

Mandarin Guide


Hailing from Beijing, China, James Gao (Gao Qing in Chinese) served in the Chinese navy for 11 years before becoming a mountain-climbing instructor, Wilderness First Aid Association international first aid responder and Rescue 3 International rescuer. He also worked as an outdoor educator for an international school for 13 years and now spends most of his time in the field, rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, trail running and surfing. Thanks to his military background and mountain-guiding experiences, James has developed a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to effectively achieve his goals.

James speaks Chinese, English and Spanish. Always enthusiastic about inspiring people to pursue an outdoor lifestyle, he can’t wait to share his stories and experiences with you this season.