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First Pass Under Heaven

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, lightening 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Prologue: And Thus We Venture ; Moon 1: Birth; Moon 2: Preparations; Moon 3: Jiayuguan to Who Knows Where?; Moon 4: The Hunt for Red Sumana; Moon 5: Take Your Marks.. ; Moon 6: The Body of the Beast; Moon 7: Diverging Paths ; Moon 8: Going Solo; Moon 9: Turangawaewae; Moon 10: The Heart of the Wall; Moon 11: The Stairway to Heaven; Moon 12: The Return of the Monk; Moon 13: Death: No Self; Epilogue: A Day Lost in Time

About the Author

Nathan Gray is an explorer and an adveuturer, this is his first book.

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