Alvin, also known as Xiao Ming by his associates in China, is the founder and general manager of Shangrila Adventure. Alvin loves traveling and is very passionate for outdoors activities. He especially loves trekking and climbing, and believes that the outdoors is good for everyone. Since 2005 Alvin has been regularly organizing outdoor expeditions to China, especially YunNan, SiChuan, Tibet and XinJiang, as well as Central Asia.
Apple, owner and manager of Dragon Expeditions, is as passionate as all of her staff about the outdoors and finds as many excuses as possible to get herself out of the office. She has been organising trips around Sichuan since graduating from University (with a degree in English Langauge), and founded Dragon Expeditions in May 2007. Apple has tried just about every outdoor sport going, but holds particular interests in ice climbing and mountaineering. She has taken part in a number of international caving and climbing expeditions and holds a high altitude climbing guide certificate.
Chauncey Shaw (Chinese name Xiao Changxi) is our newest member of Dragon Expeditions Staff. Formerly working in Guizhou for the NGO Winrock International, Chauncey brings a wealth of experience to our growing team. His background in responsible travel will help us to develop our portfolio of trips and activities.
Da Da is in charge of our operations in Nepal. From trip planning to actual trip execution, she puts together all the necessary personnel and logistics to ensure a successful expedition in Nepal.
Ms. Liao looks after the financial side of the company and takes care of the paperwork and logistics when the rest of us are out climbing.