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  • Updated Timeline of Ming Dynasty Wall Thru-Hikers

    Hello all,

    As part of my initial research on thru-hiking the Ming Dynasty Wall, I constructed a timeline of all hikers I could identify and some descriptive statistics. I have attempted to triangulate all information using media articles, books, blogs, and information from this forum. Nevertheless, there remain some gaps. Do any of you have additional information to add? Sources are appreciated. Thank you in advance!
    Hiker(s) Starting Point End Point Distance (Miles) Distance (Km) Duration (Months) Duration (Days) Average Miles/Day Starting Date Date of Completion
    Liu Yutian Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan 3418 5,500 23 692 4.9 May 13, 1984 April 5, 1986
    Dong Yaohui + 2 Shanhaiguan Jiayuguan 16.9 508 May 4, 1984 September 24, 1985
    Si Lai Shanhaiguan Jiayuguan
    William Lindesay Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass) Shanhaiguan (Shanhai Pass) 1534 2470 2.6* 78 19.7 April 1, 1987 June 9, 1987
    Eddie Davis & Beau Bacevicius Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan 1800 2897 3.6 109 16.5 June 3, 2000 September 20, 2010
    Diego Azubel Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan 2485 4000 15 448 5.5 October 9, 2000 December 31, 2001
    Nathan Gray Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan 2485 4000 24 720 3.5 October 9, 2000 2002
    Gayle Hall + 2 Chinese companions Yumenguan Shanhaiguan 2485 4000 5.8 174 14.3 2002
    Izabela Jankowska and Miranda Ford Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan 2002 2004
    Mark Scholinz Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan 2970 4780 9.2 276 10.8 March 17, 2007 December 18, 2007
    Emma Nicholas & Brendan Fletcher Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan 2485 4000 13.4 402 6.2 May 31, 2006 July 7, 2007
    Jamie Bradish & Rob England Yumenguan (west of) Shanhaiguan 4000 6437 10 300 13.3 May, 2006 March 6, 2007
    Tarka L'Herpiniere & Katie-Jane Cooper Yumenguan Dandong 2672 4300 5.6 167 16.0 October 2, 2006 March 18, 2007
    Stephen Robert Loken Jiayuguan Dandong 3728 6000 20 601 6.2 April 10, 2009 December 2, 2010
    Turner Savard Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan March, 2010 September, 2010
    Ooi Thean Hin Jiayuguan Shanhaiguan 3106 5000 86.5 2595 1.2 September 7, 2009 October, 2016
    Rachel Dickinson and Diwen Cao

  • #2
    Chinoook might have someone to add...
    If you're tired of the Great Wall, you're tired of life.
    Journeys, &c

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bianfuxia View Post
      Chinoook might have someone to add...
      Can't have Ooi Thean Hin without chinoook.
      Bryan

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      • #4
        Well ...


        -chinoook
        chinoook's 1st law: Structurally weak walls tend to have double structures.
        chinoook's 2nd law: Newer walls are built next older walls, not over them.
        chinoook's 3rd law: Similar problems lead to similar solutions.

        The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people, who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German naturalist and explorer)

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        • #5

          " Originally posted by bianfuxia View Post
          Chinoook might have someone to add..."

          "Can't have Ooi Thean Hin without chinoook."

          Yes, so true and more ....

          BTW, only did 3,000km in 165 trekking days. Duration: 9 Sep 2009 - 20 Oct 2016.

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          • #6
            Well noted on the details for Ooi Thean Hin. Thank you!

            I'm finding very little information confirming the thru-hikes of Izabela Jankowska and Miranda Ford, Turner Savard, and Rachel Dickinson and Diwen Cao. Any additional information on them?

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            • #7
              This and this should help with Turner Savard.
              Bryan

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              • #8
                Most people did not walk the entire thing (not with Liaoning, even not following the entire wall (in Hebei escpecially)).
                I am sorry. I still claim to have walked more than everyone yet along the Great Wall (of Ming Dynasty). Whatever they write.
                It is not as easy as "just to do a walk".

                -chinoook
                chinoook's 1st law: Structurally weak walls tend to have double structures.
                chinoook's 2nd law: Newer walls are built next older walls, not over them.
                chinoook's 3rd law: Similar problems lead to similar solutions.

                The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people, who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German naturalist and explorer)

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