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2016 Hiking Festival interviews in That’s Beijing magazine

2016 Hiking Festival interviews in That’s Beijing magazine, September 2016

That’s Beijing magazine interviewed three of the participants in last year’s hiking festival to find out what they liked about the festival as well as hiking in general.

Click through to see a scan of the interview and to read their thoughts on the worst things about hiking, the best things about hiking, gear envy, and more!

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Vote for Beijing Hikers in the 2016 Expat Life awards

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We’re up for an award in the Tours Operator category in the Beijing Expat Life Awards.

Enough people have voted for us in previous years to make us a winner, and we’d love to have your support again this year.

Voting link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ELAs-2016

There are a few terms and conditions for voting. Please click through to read about those.

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2 - Beijing Hiking article in the Beijinger magazine, April 2016

Beijing Hiking article in the Beijinger magazine, July 2016

The Beijinger magazine asked us for our opinion on where to cool down in Beijing during the hot summer, and we picked out five spots that we like to visit to escape the heat. We picked out five of our faves; click through to see a scan of the article and to find a link to view the whole thing on the Beijinger website.

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Beijing Hikers awarded TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

We’re very happy to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! According to TripAdvisor, “with the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers.”

Thanks again, all reviewers!

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Huijie in Outside Magazine, 2016/4

Huijie in Outside Magazine, 2016/4

Back in April, Outside Magazine visited our office a few times to chat with Huijie. They talked about how she got into hiking, as well as a whole lot of other Beijing Hikers-related things. The result was a six-page article in the magazine. We don’t have a translation of it, but do click through for a look if you’d like to see the scanned pages, and some great photos. Thanks, Outside Magazine!

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A Billion Acts of Green -- Earth Day, April 2016

A Billion Acts of Green for Earth Day, April 2016

Our Earth Day clean up hike this year counted for 200 Green Acts, and the Earth Day Network sent us over a certificate.

Click through to see the certificate. You’ll also find a link to our trip report from the clean up hike, where you can see photos of all the rubbish and trash we removed from the Great Wall at Jiankou.

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Clean up hike 2016 - part of the Beijing Earth Day Festival

Clean up hike 2016 – part of the Beijing Earth Day Festival

We’ve teamed up with Gung Ho! Pizza to make our 8th annual Earth Day clean up hike part of the “1st Beijing Earth Day Festival, and we hope we’ll get a big clean up crew this year for even better results!

Join the clean up and do your part to keep the Great Wall clean and green, and you’ll then enjoy free pizza and beer at the Gung Ho Hut at Jiankou courtesy of Gung Ho! Pizza.

Click through for all the info.

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DELE - Beijing Hikers in Timeout magazine, 2016/03

Beijing Hikers in TimeOut magazine, 2016/03

TimeOut magazine put together an article the best alternative ways to see the Great Wall, including us as a recommendation in the “Trek along the wild wall” section. They also said we were experts. Thanks, TimeOut! Click through to see a scan of the article.

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Beijing Hikers in the Daily Record, 2016/01

Beijing Hikers in the Daily Record, 2016/01

Daily Record write Lana Montgomery came out on a Great Wall hike with us, and rated it the highlight of her trip. Click through to read her feature on Beijing.

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Winner ‘Best Domestic Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards 2015

Winner ‘Best Domestic Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards 2015

We’re now a two-time winner of Beijing’s ‘Best Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards. We took home an award in 2014, and again in September 2015 – both times heading to the awards ceremony straight from a hike! Click through to take a look at a photo of the award.

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Hike Festival article in Thats Beijing magazine, 2015/10

Hike Festival article in That’s Beijing magazine, 2015/10

That’s Beijing magazine interviewed us ahead of our hiking festival; click through to read about the festival and a few other assorted topics.

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2015 Hiking Festival!

The hiking festival to celebrate our 13th birthday was so much fun we decided to do it again. Click here to see the 2015 Hiking Festival website, and sign yourself up!

The Tale of The Old Mountain Goat

Click the link to read a piece on The Anthill website that features an area where we often go out for a hike. More importantly, it features the story of one of our most friendly local guides, Yang Guoqing AKA The Old Mountain Goat. (His nickname for himself, not ours!)

The article is an excellent read, and the video is even better - well worth a look.

Link: Read Portrait of a Beijinger: Call of Duty on The Anthill website.

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Beijing Hikers awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

As a result of all the good reviews written by hikers of us on TripAdvisor we’ve been awarded a Certificate of Excellence! According to TripAdvisor, “the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Thanks again, all reviewers!

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Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2015

Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2015

Beijing Hikers was listed in both the Lonely Planet Beijing City Guide and the Lonely Planet China Guide’s 2015 editions as one of the “reputable companies and associations that run recommended trips to the Great Wall.”

Thanks, Lonely Planet!

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