Extended Video: Climbing China's Incredible Cliffs

China's karst formations are home to some of the most rugged and surreal beauty on Earth. Climbers Cedar Wright, Emily Harrington, and Matt Segal spent a month scaling many of these towering cliffs and arches, while photographer Carsten Peters shot their ascents as part of an assignment for National Geographic magazine. This full-length film documents their vertical journey.

Click to read more about China's karsts online in National Geographic magazine.

A shorter video from this assignment ran in National Geographic magazine's digital edition. Click here to watch it.