Trekking The Great Wall

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The Outdoor News Wire pointed the way to this article about Australian Mark Scholinz who is in the process of hiking the entire length of the Great Wall of China. That’s over 3000km for those who need the big stats. Mark is making the trek not only as a personal challenge to himself, but also to raise money and awareness for struggling communities in the developing world.

Currently, Mark has been on the trail for 88 days and has covered 1165km, so about a third of the way through the trip. You can find a lot more about his efforts on his official website which includes his blog, a google map of his trek, and a nice photo gallery.

Of course, Mark isn’t the first to make this trek but it’s still impressive none the less. I can tell you from first hand experience, that hiking atop the Wall itself can be a challenge, but hiking through the areas where it’s not well maintained, would be an adventure for sure. The hills can be rugged and the forests thick, and the areas can be quite remote. Hopefully Mark will reach his goal, but he still has a long way to go.

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6 thoughts on “Trekking The Great Wall”

  1. Very cool site, thanks for pointing it out. I trek along the Great Wall would be fantastic. Pretty cool journey, i’ll definitely follow his progress on his site.

  2. You’re right, it is a cool site. It should be fun to follow his journey. That would be an amazing adventure, and think of all the different areas of China you would get to see. I really do need to win the lottery!

  3. Way to go for Mark! He is brave to start an adventure like that! This is an awesome site. Im going to check it often!!!

  4. It definitely is a very cool adventure. The Great Wall is an amazing place, and getting the opportunity to trek it’s length would be quite an experience.

    Thanks for the compliments on the site. I hope you like what you find here. 🙂

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