The day started rather early and cold. But nothing can deter me and my friend to venture the none restored area of the grand Great Wall. Climbing from the small town below, on the side of the mountain ( not at all the most common touristy way), I was warned by John (Hereisbeijing.com) the awesomest tour guide ever, that there is no going back for the next 2 hours of climbing.
I smirked and said he underestimate me. The moutainside was slippery from the ice (it snowed the night before), and all you can grab on to are tiny sprouts from the ground. It is every bit exhilirating! Thrilling and yes, life threatening. Such an adveture and adrenaline to navigate through the mountain and down to the more touristy side of the wall.
The entire hike and climb down covered 5 hours but with that view and the feeling of wonder, it is unforgettable. Immersing myslef in such rich history, I am so blessed to have survived AND enjoyed the climb.
Contact John at here is beijing, he is a superstar! and enjoy/explore! Don't stick to just the restored area! :)
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