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Yajishan Taoist Temples hike, 2014/10

Yajishan Taoist Temples teambuilding trip, 2014/10

This was a special teambuilding trip for the employees of the Swedish Embassy in Beijing. Every year we help them choose a good spot for a great hike that has options for faster hikers as well as those who’d like a more relaxed outing.

This year we went to the Taoist temples at Yajishan, a scenic spot where steep stairs ascend to the two temples at the top, passing smaller temples and shrines on the way.

Click through to see photos from the teambuilding event!

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CNCC teambuilding hike at the Little West Lake, 2014/10

CNCC teambuilding hike at the Little West Lake, 2014/10

We’re best known for our small-group hikes, and over the years we’ve built a solid system of organisation. Over all those years, we’ve also hiked pretty much everywhere in Beijing!

With all that experience we’re able to put together activities for larger groups, chosing locations that suit the activity requirements and fitness levels of participants, and making sure everything runs as smoothly as our normal hikes and trips. And of course there’s going to be some hiking involved.

China National Convention Center (CNCC) chose us to do their October company teambuilding, and we took them out into the hills for a relaxing day out of the office - click through to see photos of hiking and taichi teambuilding.

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Beijing Hikers 13th Birthday hiking festival, October 2014

Hike Festival Photos: Beijing Hikers 13th Birthday hiking festival, October 2014

After being too busy to celebrate 10 years of hiking in Beijing we thought we’d better do something massive for lucky number 13, so we organised a hiking festival! Click through to read a report from our 13th Birthday Hiking Festival, and see more than 100 photos from the big day.

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Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

Beidaihe Birding Trip, 2014/10

On this weekend trip we visited the wetlands on the coast at Beidaihe, on the shores of the Yellow Sea. With the help of birding expert Terry Townsend we spotted 67 species of birds as we moved between good spots in the wetlands and on the seashores. Click through to see photos from the trip, including scenery, birds, and birdwatchers!

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Yu County overnighter for Audi China, 2014/10

Yu County overnighter for Audi China, 2014/10

When one of our hiking regulars asked us to help arrange a teambuilding weekend for his office group, we offered our Yu County trip as a possibility. As it’s a visit to a very rural area that contains many places of historical significance, it’s interesting for people of any culture. And the hiking is not too tough either!

Seen on the trip: old towns and local lifestyles, temples and castles, street markets and farmland. Click through to take a look for yourself!

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Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province, 2014/10

Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province, 2014/10

At the end of the October holiday we visited Jiayuguan and Zhangye for a five-day trip that featured the colourful Zhangye Danxia Landform and the fortress at Jiayuguan, as well as Silk Road sights like the Giant Buddha Temple and the Horsehoof Temple and grottoes.

The trip was great fun, and we came back with a lot of excellent photos – click through to see them all!

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