Have you seen the Great Wall of China in snow? If not, then, here are some photos for you to look at.
We all have seen what the Great Wall looks like when the weather is nice, sunny, and warm. In summer, you’ve seen the magnificent views of the Great Wall like its a winding tail of a dragon. But, I’m sure only few of us have conquered this world wonder when it’s winter and covered in snow.
Be Careful. The Great Wall in winter in slippery, thus, dangerous to trek. Even if you try to climb further, you won’t go that far. That’s why I only have taken few photos from our daring climb. It was cold and in steep threads, you’ll be wriggling on all fours. Once you slip, your adventurous life ends. 😉
Cold Winter. We tried trekking one snowy day and we all ended up in less than 100 meters. Our cheap gloves were no match to the nasty winter breeze. Our young knees wobbled like that of a septuagenarian’s and our jaws were half-frozen like we won’t be able to talk forever.
No Trails. These photos you see here were all taken at Huanghuacheng Great Wall in winter of 2009. This part of the Great Wall was actually closed in winter. But, since we didn’t see any guards at all, we tried to go across the lake and onto a small village right beneath the wall. We had no idea where we were going since the trails were covered in snow. We did, however, use our instincts until we found one of the towers with a makeshift ladder.
What With the Green Cloth? It’s actually not just a cloth but a symbolism. Can’t tell you much details but if you can guess, drop me a line and I’ll send you a postcard.
Our Stay. We didn’t stay long here. Justice I said, it was cold and our winter garb were no match with mother nature’s fury.