The Mutianyu authority started to build blockage from Jiankou to Mutianyu on 30th March. The entrance at Watch Tower 20 was closed off. It is still manageable if you are willing to climb over the 60cm-high wall next to the entrance. The hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu now is becoming increasingly popular. It’s a pity that the doorway was blocked.
A family with 2 kids (10 years & 12 years) walked the Great Wall from Jiankou to Mutianyu. Please check details by clicking the following link: Earth trekkers’ adventure on the A family with 2 kids (10 years & 12 years) walked the Great Wall from Jiankou to Mutianyu. Please check details by clicking the A family with 2 kids (10 years & 12 years) walked the Great Wall from Jiankou to Mutianyu. Please check details by clicking the following link: Earth trekkers’ adventure on the Great Wallfollowing link: Earth trekkers’ adventure on the Great WallGreat Wall
In May, Great Wall Hiking organized another memorable Virgin Atlantic CSR/Charity Trek, teaming with partner Grasshopper Adventures for the third year in a row to customize a trip. An 11-strong Virgin Atlantic team took to the hills for a four-day Great Wall charity trek to raise money for Free the Children (www.freethechildren.com), an international charity and educational partner that strives to educate, engage and empower youth. This Great Wall fundraising event was part of Virgin Atlantic’s greater Corporate Social Responsibility campaign; the team, made up of Virgin Atlantic employees, friends and family members, were sponsored by donors to embark on this challenge trek to raise awareness and funds for Free the Children to help remove barriers to education and to empower communities to break the cycle of poverty. Because Great Wall Hiking always seeks to bring travelers into close and authentic interaction with the environment and local culture, and Free the Children seeks to create local and global citizens who are agents for change, we planned a trip for them that would help them to not just take in the sights, but also to give back to the local community and tourism industry, and learn more about China through their
A group of 16 people from Australia trekked the Great Wall of China to raise money to help cancer patients at Epworth Hospital in October 2013. The group walked 10 sections of the Great Wall for 6 days, namely Huangyaguan, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Simatai West, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Huanghuacheng, Xishuiyu, Old Badaling and Shixiaguan. Scott Bulger, executive director at Epworth Medical Foundation, invited 4 gentlemen and 10 ladies to attend the event, as well as his daughter, Meghan Hadley. It’s a real challenge to walk the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders in the world. Some parts of the Wall were really steep and struggling. It was warm even hot on the first and windy and cold on last day. Luckily the weather was beautiful and people enjoyed the changing scenery at different sections of the Wall. They completed a distance of 45 km on mountainous areas and celebrated with Great Wall wine at the end. The group also did a 2-day sightseeing in the city, including Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. They celebrated the challenge and achievement at a imperial garden restaurant on 27 October 2013.
A crew of 3 people from Eurosport shot a film on the Great Wall of China with the assistance from Great Wall Hiking on July 25th, 2013. Luckily it was a beautiful day in summer time in which the weather can be changed overnight. Gary, founder at Great Wall Hiking, escorted the crew to Jiankou Great Wall, an increasingly popular section of the Great Wall. Jiankou used to be the most remote and isolated section of the Wall around Beijing, and now is attracting more advanced hikers and keen photographers. The crew started the film at 10am and could not finish until 4pm, 6 hours on the Wall for only 3-km walking. It’s always not an easy task for film, let alone walking on the wild part of the Great Wall. Eventually we completed the film and the crew was exhausted. Everyone agreed that it was a fantastic film experience on the Great Wall. The film will be presented in a month.