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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

After a rainy week in Beijing we were happy to see clear skies forecast for our walk on the wall between Jiankou and Mutianyu.

The views were great – blue skies, green hills, and long views of the wall. Click through to see the photos!

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Teambuilding for Merck with Great Wall hike and treasure hunt, 2017/7/7

Teambuilding for Merck with Great Wall hike and treasure hunt, 2017/7/7

Merck Group had their regional conference in Beijing, and they asked us to help them bring the team to the Great Wall for a look at Chinese history.

We put together a hike on the Gubeikou Great Wall, showing them all the key features along the way, plus an historically-themed treasure hunt in and around the temples of Gubeikou Village.

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Switchback Great Wall, 2017/4/6

Switchback Great Wall, 2017/7/1

We do quite a few Level 3+ hikes in this area. Today we were taking on the toughest version, walking the whole stretch of the Switchback Great Wall instead of just the first section.

We rate it a Level 4 usually, but with the hot weather it could have rated a Level 5.

The wall in this area has some very steep sections—big climbs that feel tough in normal conditions felt extra tough in the heat.

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Tengger Desert, Inner Mongolia, June 2017

Tengger Desert, Inner Mongolia, June 2017

The Tengger Desert is one of our favourite places to go outside of Beijing. As well as being able to trek, camp, and ride camels and jeeps way into the depths of the desert, you can also get a look at the pyramid-shaped tombs of the Western Xia Dynasty.

This visit was a private trip for a group of friends from Chengdu. Click through to see all the photos!

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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/6/3

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/6/3

Nearby the Huanghuacheng Great Wall is an old walled village, which was once a barracks for Ming Dynasty soldiers. Somewhat strangely, it’s outside of the wall.

On this hike we start with a look about the village, and then climb up to one of the peaks of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall. We then follow the wall through the hills to finish by the Huanghuacheng reservoir.

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Beijing Hikers awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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In Brief: Beijing Hikers has been awarded TripAdvisor's 2017 Certificate of Excellence.

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Safety First in The Beijinger magazine, 2017/5

Safety First in The Beijinger magazine, 2017/5

In Brief: We shared some information about hiking safety with The Beijinger magazine.

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Clean up hike in the magazines, 2017/4

Clean up hike in the magazines, 2017/4

In Brief: Some scans of the mentions of our Earth Day clean up hike in various magazines.

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Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

In Brief: Best for hiking the Great Wall.

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