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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

In Brief: Eighteen photos from the walk from Jiankou over to the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Zhenbei Tower on the Jiankou Great Wall.

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 storms in Beijing had been heavy enough that many of the park areas in Beijing’s mountains – including Mutianyu – had been closed for safety.

We were all good today, though.

The first part of the hike was the toughest, with a big hill to climb before we’d even reach the wall. But after that it got easier, and we hiked the unrepaired Jiankou wall all the way over to the repaired section at Mutianyu.

Photos below!

Starting off on the hike - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Starting off on the hike.

Local guide Mr He leading the way - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Local guide Mr He leading the way.

Taking a break on the tough climb up to the wall. You can’t see it in this photo, but there’s more wall on the hills opposite - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Taking a break on the tough climb up to the wall. You can’t see it in this photo, but there’s more wall on the hills opposite.

Finding our way on to the wall - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Finding our way on to the wall.

We used a ladder to climb up - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

We used a ladder to climb up.

Zhenbei Tower - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Zhenbei Tower.

We climbed up to the top of the tower for views of the Jiankou Great Wall - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

We climbed up to the top of the tower for views of the Jiankou Great Wall.

Taking a break before heading on - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Taking a break before heading on.

On top of another tower - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

On top of another tower.

Arriving at Mutianyu - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Arriving at Mutianyu.

The hike finished with a walk along the repaired wall at Mutianyu - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

The hike finished with a walk along the repaired wall at Mutianyu.

Mutianyu Great Wall - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Mutianyu Great Wall.

Heading for the main park area at Mutianyu - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Heading for the main park area at Mutianyu.

Repaired wall and towers - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Repaired wall and towers.

Down a steep section at the Mutianyu Great Wall - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Down a steep section at the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Looking up that steep section - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

Looking up that steep section.

And again - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

And again.

We’d hike all the wall in this photo, plus more - Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2017/7/8

We’d hike all the wall in this photo, plus more.

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