Trekking 'The Great Wall of China'
In 2017, we, Frank & Alison (OTS Directors) decided unanimously to support our local Community by working with 'Heads Up' which is a charity doing an amazing work providing care, support and guidance to individuals affected by Mental Health issues, including Dementia and learning disabilities.
This charity is close to our hearts, as Alison's dad had Alzheimers and it was incredibly sad to see him suffer with this illness. He had been a proud man with a beaming, welcoming smile whenever he saw us and sadly overtime he became distant and his body like a shell.
In March, we found out about a Charity Challenge to trek over 10,000' steps - 'The Great Wall of China' an iconic monument in all its magnificent glory that snakes its way across seemingly endless miles of mountain valleys with challenging twists, turns, ups and downs! We thought what a fantastic way to raise money for 'Heads Up' and push ourselves to our limits!!
OTS Training is going to sponsor the trek and our aim is to raise £10,000 - (£1 per step) for Heads Up with 100% of all money donated going to them
Thank you so much for your support
Trekking The Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China Discovery Trek
Beginning 4 hours north of Beijing, our challenge takes us on a series of vigorous upwards climbs of over 10,000 relentless steps over the course of a week. As the days progress we follow the winding path along the mountains that spread either side of the Gubeikou Gateway. Exhaustion will quickly vanish as we are rewarded with sweeping views over the vast mountain ranges.
This will be a challenge and will push us to our limits as we will be:
- trekking for around 4-7 hours per day, covering approximately 50kms over 5 days.
- Continually hiking up and down thousands of stairs.
- Battling the heat on exposed sections of the wall. Temperatures can reach the mid 20s.
- Trekking on un-renovated sections of the wall, with crumbling steps, shrubbery and rocks underfoot, and steep stair climbs.
- Taking on sections at height with drops at either side.
- Staying in basic lodges each night.
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