Jia is a mountain adventurer skilled in mountain safety for skiing, climbing, mountaineering and search and rescue and has been working in guiding and safety/rigging since 1995. Jia is one of the Head Guides at Bella Coola Heli Sports in BC, Canada and is an ACMG/IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide.
Jia is a passionate photographer who has many publications in outdoor catalogues and climbing/skiing magazines. He has enjoyed traveling the world in search of climbing and skiing adventure. His most memorable trips have been aboard Yacht Northanger, sailing to to climb in Greenland and Antarctica. He has completed many first ascents and ski descents. And he also did not write any of the above! But it is true!