Monthly Archives: July 2010

Bad news 6

On the last day of the previous stretch I managed to bang my left foot hard against a rock. At the time, I just said some words I will not repeat here, and walked on. It was painful, but I was keen to keep up the speed. The day after, […]

Daankou Great Wall 1

After a good nights rest and breakfast from my hosts, I was ready to move on. Duan Cai Yan has done a lot of hiking and wanted to walk together with me the first section of the Great Wall east of Daankou. It was just as hot as the last […]

Will write more soon 1

Sorry for not writing the last couple of days. The going has been a bit tough. Seems like 34C and 80% humidity is starting to get to me. Now that I’m out of Beijing Municipality, I have to switch to the Norwegian Sim card to write entries, and lately I […]

Huang Ya Guan Great Wall

Today started with a visit to Huang Ya Guan Great Wall (Yellow cliff pass). This section of the Great Wall gets it’s name from the yellow colour of the rocks surrounding the pass. It has been commercialized, and tourists can walk west or east from the pass. I decided to […]

Hot day

Woke up to a clear blue sky. The whole day has been very very hot, and it still is now late in the evening. Have been sweating a lot, and drank too little. I thought there were some small shops along my route, but that turned out to be wrong. […]

33 kilometres in 35C 1

According to locals I have spoken to, it was 35C in the shade at the hottest part of the day. It is going to be about the same tomorrow. I only took a small rest in the middle of the day sitting under some trees by a small river. After […]

Bus to Xinglong 1

I spent a little time in the morning getting organized and repairing my rucksack again. I got the hip belt, which has loosened on the right side, attached properly The left side repair is still holding nicely, so it should last until I’m finished. The repair cost me 5 Yuan. […]

New videos uploaded to the map 1

I have had yet another stomach bug, and have been in Beijing longer than planned. Have also had an interview with a Beijing newspaper. While lying in bed, I have uploaded some videos to YouTube, and linked to them from the map. If you go to the Great Wall Route, […]