First Pass Under Heaven
One man's 4000-kilometre trek along the Great Wall of China
A unique travel adventure offering fascinating cultural insights into China
The epic journey of a New Zealand lawyer, a Buddhist monk, an Argentinean photojournalist, an Italian recording artist and a Mormon golfer, travelling together along the Great Wall of China. Having decided to mark the millennium in cultural, racial and religious harmony, the five men quickly encountered reality: blizzards, lightning strikes, thirst, starvation, snakes and police detention.
This is Nathan Gray’s account of his 4,000-kilometre trek along the largest man-made structure ever built. His story is remarkable, uncovering the Wall’s profound history and revealing insights into China’s geopolitical climate, as he shares his personal journey of physical, mental and emotional triumph.
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