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Great Wall tower of the Zhenbiancheng section of Great Wall

Hiking photos - Zhenbiancheng and Big Plate Great Wall Challenge, 2010/5/15

Of the 18.5 kilometers we hiked, it seemed like we might have been walking on flat ground for just 1km in total. Despite a thick haze as we left the urban area of Beijing, we had breathtaking views of Hebei and the western border of Yanqing County as we tramped for seven and a half hours on the Zhenbiancheng section of the Great Wall. Click through for photos, a write-up, and statistics from the hike.

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Trail through fields

Hiking photos - Quarrymen’s Trail to the Ming Tombs, 2010/05/12

One of our classic routes, this hike took us near the Ming Tombs in Changping District. We explored the nearby mountains before having a quick peek at two of the tombs, Yongling and Deling. Click through for photos and a write up of the hike.

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Trail through fields

Special Trip Photos - Alashan Desert, May 1-4, 2010

In May 2010 we travelled out to the Alashan region of the Gobi Desert on a four day trip through the desert. As well as exploring the dunes and seas of sand, we visited desert lakes and oases, rode camels, visited the Western Xia Imperial Tombs, and hiked in the Helan Mountains. Click through for a selection of Huijie’s photos!

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Scouting photos - Gansu Province, December 2010

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Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu, 2013/05

In Brief: Photos from our five-day adventure trip in Gansu Province: the Zhangye Danxia Landforms, sculpted sandstone cliffs and valleys, and the Matisi Grottoes.

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School Camping trip, 2014/6

School Camping trip, 2014/06

In Brief: Photos from a three-day camping trip organised for students on a school trip.

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Special trip photos – Kashgar and Lake Karakul, July 2012

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Special trip photos – Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu, 2012/05

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Special trip photos - Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Prov., 2011/10

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Hiking photos - Jiankou to Mutianyu, Christmas BBQ, 2010/12/25

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Scouting trip photos – Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, 2011/11

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/11/25

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/11/25

In Brief: Brown hills, blue skies, and long views on our hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall—see 15 photos.

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