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  • Great Wall of China

    1. 1. introducingThe Great Wall of China<br />Alan Ward – International Mountain Leader<br />
    2. 2. The Great Wall of China<br />1<br />3<br />2<br />INTRO<br />CLOTHINGEQUIPMENT<br />THE TREK<br />Deutsche Bank - 2012<br />
    3. 3. Introductions<br />Andy Moore – Alan Ward – Craig Francis<br />1<br />
    4. 4. Aviation Health Institute<br />Advice follows……..<br />LHR – T5<br />Outbound: 1645 - 0930<br />BA0039 – 9hrs 45mins<br />Inbound: 1115 - 1500<br />BA0038 – 10hrs 45mins<br />The Nation’s favourite airline…………<br />
    5. 5. Documentation - 6 months rule!<br />
    6. 6. Flight Advice<br />What to drink?<br />What to eat?<br />How to feel fresh on arrival?<br />Avoid bugs?<br />Minimize jetlag?<br />Minimize ear pain?<br />What to wear?<br />Avoiding air sickness?<br />Avoid swollen feet?<br />Illness issues?<br />
    7. 7. China Advice<br />Use boiled water to clean teeth<br />Avoid fruit & salads<br />Avoid ice<br />Avoid food stalls<br />Stream water should not be drunk<br />Wash hands when necessary (dry wash/wet wipes<br />Please let me know if you are ill – don’t hide symptoms<br />Drink lots<br />Do not share water bottles<br />Protect against the weather<br />Don’t walk around barefoot at lunch time<br />Avoid all contact with animals<br />
    8. 8. Brief Introduction to QianmenJianguo Hotel<br />Beijing QianmenJianguo Hotel, opened in 1956, is one of the eight famous hotels in Beijing. With architecture of a unique style, QianmenJianguo Hotel was listed into the Conservation List of Excellent Modern Architectures in Beijing in 2007. It has 410 “noble” rooms………<br />It should be possible to leave luggage in the Beijing Hotel if required.<br />BEIJING HOTEL<br />Outside the hotel:<br /><ul><li>Business Card
    9. 9. Groups for safety</li></li></ul><li> Wake up calls in China!!!<br /> DRUMS BELLS CHINESE WATER TORTURE<br />
    10. 10. The hotel has a swimming pool!<br />TREKKING HOTEL<br />Outside the hotel:<br /><ul><li>Business Card
    11. 11. Groups for safety</li></li></ul><li>2<br />The Great Wall<br />Approximately 300,000 soldiers and 500,000 commoners and hard laborers built the wall<br />
    12. 12. Beijing is 5,056 miles from London<br />The Great Wall of China is 5,550 miles in length<br />You can’t see it from space!<br />1. Warm up sessions!<br />
    13. 13. History of the Great Wall of China:<br />The history of these extraordinary fortifications goes back to the Chunqiu period (722-481 B.C.) and to the Warring States period (453-221 B.C.), so-called because of the long struggle among seven rival dynasties for supreme power.<br />In 102 B.C., there were 180,000 peasant soldiers in the "command posts".<br />2. Some sections are narrow<br />
    14. 14. There are more than 10,000 watchtowers and beacon towers on the Great Wall. They were used to house troops, store weapons and send signals in case enemies were seen approaching. Smoke signals were used in the day and fires were lit at night to communicate with other military outposts along the wall. <br />3. Watch towers<br />
    15. 15. Many farms still exist close to the Great Wall where traditional farming skills dating back hundreds of years are still used to this day.<br />4. Local mill wheel<br />
    16. 16. The climate in Beijingis of the continental type, with cold and dry winters, due to the Siberian air masses that move southward across the Mongolian Plateau. The summers are hot owing to warm and humid monsoon winds from the southeast bringing Beijing most of its annual precipitation. January is the coldest month and July is the warmest. Winter usually begins towards the end of October. The summer months, June to August, are wet and hot with about 40% of the annual precipitation.<br />5. The wall in winter<br />
    17. 17. Difficult ground – wait for assistance!<br />6. Diversions are possible<br />
    18. 18. Walking poles are useful but should have rubber tip protectors for use on The Great Wall or Inca Trail.<br />Walking poles = trip hazards!<br />7. The Wall<br />
    19. 19. A basic first aid kit is part of the recommended equipment for each person.<br />St John Ambulance offer a suitable kit for £10.<br />supplies@stjohnwales.co.uk or tel. 0845 226 49999<br />8. First Aid is possible<br />
    20. 20. Only drink bottled water.<br />Do not share water bottles or hydration systems.<br />9. Stay hydrated<br />
    21. 21. Time to celebrate?<br />9. End of trek<br />
    22. 22. Peking Duck, or Peking Roast Duck is a famous duck dish that has been prepared since the imperial era, and is now considered one of China's national foods.<br />The dish is prized for the thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook. Ducks bred specially for the dish are slaughtered after 65 days and seasoned before being roasted in a closed or hung oven. The meat is eaten with pancakes, spring onions, and hoisin or sweet bean sauce. <br />10. Peking Duck<br />
    23. 23. Chopstick lessons are available on this trek.<br />11. Shopping<br />
    24. 24. Dating from 1406 the Forbidden City drew an inpenetrable line between the imperial household and the general population for over 500 years.<br />There are 9,999.5 rooms in 800 buildings.<br />12. The Forbidden City<br />
    25. 25. CHINESE TEA CULTURE refers to the methods of preparation of tea, the equipment used to make tea and the occasions in which tea is consumed in China.<br />13. Tea ceremony<br />
    26. 26. Tiananmen is otherwise known as the Gate of Heavenly Peace<br />14. Tiananmen Gate<br />
    27. 27. The Temple of Heaven is well worth a visit for its exceptional and unique Ming dynasty buildings.<br />Don’t miss:<br />Ringing the giant bell near the Hall of Abstinence<br />The sacrificial stove -(gulp!)<br />The annex to the west of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests<br />15. The Temple of Heaven<br />
    28. 28. The pedestrianised, southern end of Wangfujing is the place to shop for name-brand goods.<br />The night market of DonghuaYeshi is well worth a visit.<br />Taxies are plentiful.<br />15. Shopping area<br />
    29. 29. 3<br />Clothing and Equipment<br />Wear boots on the flight!<br />
    30. 30. Great Wall - DB<br />Clothing & Equipment discounts:Rohan Hay-on-WyeGibb Sports: Brecon<br />20% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE TO DB GREAT WALL GROUP<br />
    31. 31. Clothing & Equipment<br />
    32. 32. Any Questions!<br />FAQs on LinkedIn?<br />Facebook?<br />alanmward@gmail.com<br />

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