Travels with a Trekker

trekking adventures of Annie
  • Travels with a Trekker - Mount Snowdon

    Daytrip – Snowdon!

    It was Snowdon or Bust – or so it felt! – We had the idea whilst whiling away the winter nights and
    getting itchy feet and wanderlust. And suddenly here we were at the bottom of Mount Snowdon,
    wondering why on earth we had made that phone call to our Expedition leader suggesting we climb
    it.

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  • Travels with a Trekker - Great Wall of China - Part 3

    Our minds play crazy tricks on us sometimes. Sometimes its justified and sometimes it’s not. My biggest fear before we left for walking the Great Wall, was that I would not be able to climb the hills that would enable me to even get on the Wall!! So overcome that I had to do!! But it wasn’t easy. Those master builders of all those years ago had plans to stop anyone getting there.

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  • Travels with a Trekker - Getting to Know You

    So you thought getting on the wall would be easy did you?? Oh no!

    Slowly I pushed myself up there.  It was hot, steep and completely open.  We were on the top. I stood there wondering what on earth I had done, The Wall stretched as far as the eye could see; on and on it went, a solid grey mass, the size of a small road, with sometimes a smooth surface and sometimes the worst steps I have ever had the experience to climb or descend.  I quickly learnt that the smooth bits were worse than the steps!  When the wall went downhill, it was sometimes so steep that I had to walk sideways like a crab, walking up I was sometimes clinging to the barrier wall at the side.

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  • Travels with a Trekker - My first time

    It all started in a pub – like these things often do. Sitting with a group of work colleagues, we talked about doing something adventurous together, like a trekking challenge, like going on the Great Wall of China.

    After scouting around on the internet we came up with, what seemed to be, the best option.  An all-in trip to the Wall, walking for 6 days and a visit to Beijing at the end.

    So that’s how I found myself sitting at the airport, stomach churning, no idea what was ahead and no idea how I would fare.  

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