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.
Starting off on the hike.
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.
Finding our way on to the wall.
We used a ladder to climb up.
We climbed up to the top of the tower for views of the Jiankou Great Wall.
Taking a break before heading on.
On top of another tower.
Arriving at Mutianyu.
The hike finished with a walk along the repaired wall at Mutianyu.
Mutianyu Great Wall.
Heading for the main park area at Mutianyu.
Repaired wall and towers.
Down a steep section at the Mutianyu Great Wall.
Looking up that steep section.
We’d hike all the wall in this photo, plus more.