IN 2008, best Matthias and I did the epic Gubeikou Trek from Janshanling – Gubeikou.
We passed military installations, extreme hilly sections and parts of the wall that were just mounds of earth, as mother nature had finally gotten her way and had reclaimed that part of the wall for herself.
Here’s a picture of Matthias climbing one of the last ramparts, to the last remaining “Tower” at this end of the wall.
The Town is almost visible on the left, and the wall gets a new lease of life up the huge ridge in the distance. This is a part of the wall I’d love to go back and do, as it looks most physically challenging and the views up there would be unreal.