Adventure Film Festival 2009
Nominated for Best Independent Film 2009 at the Media Innovation Awards
Winner of the People's Choice Award at Dundee Mountain Film Festival 2009
Featured at Autrans Mountain Film Festival 2009
Featured at Dijon Mountain Film Festival 2009
A remarkable film about the first people to trek continually along the entire 4,300km length of the Great Wall of China, from its most Westerly point near Yumenguan, to its most Easterly at Hushan. In 2007 Katie and Tarka l'Herpiniere trekked for 167 days covering in excess of 102 consecutive marathons, over terrains ranging from the barren Gobi Desert to towering snow capped mountain passes.
When model Katie-Jane Cooper met adventurer Tarka L’Herpiniere, no one could have imagined the dramatic life-change she was about to embark on. Swapping her high heels for walking boots and leaving behind all the comforts of her glamorous life, The Great Walk of China sees Tarka recount Katie’s incredible epic life-changing journey.
Set against the backdrop of the awe inspiring Wall, this dramatic journey sees Katie battle sand storms, blizzards, temperatures from +40ºC to -35ºC, frost bite, starvation, exhaustion and dehydration - narrowly escaping with her life on one harrowing occasion. Pushed physically and psychologically to the limit, Katie struggles to find the strength to go on, but the friendship, hospitality and generosity of the local people she meets along the way renew her strength and resolve. More details on www.primaljourney.com