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The New Ascensionists
Kang-Chun Cheng’s love of climbing and photography meet in Kipwa, Kenya, where the sport is shedding its expat roots and gaining a foothold among locals.
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About the Journalist
KC 鄭康君 (b. 1995) is a Taiwanese-American photojournalist who has been based in Nairobi, Kenya for the past three years. She uses her photography as a tool for storytelling. KC has herded reindeer in the Arctic, roasted lamb with pastoralists in the mountains of Xinjiang, hitchhiked through Tunisia, harvested honey with the Yaaku in Kenya’s Laikipia North, walked the Camino de Santiago, and free-dived on the south Sinai peninsula. She loves big landscapes and can be found climbing rocks whenever possible.
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