Searching for Christmas Tree: The Quest to Find a Mysterious Chinese Ice Climb

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+.

A story about a university teacher looking to break free from a life of routine and a mysterious frozen waterfall that no one can locate. This seemingly futile quest leads to an ultimately transcendent climb. This is also an interesting side look into a rarely seen facet of China, a snapshot of a generation growing up in tandem with the country’s fascinating transformation over the past few decades.