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.