Meet the team

As dedicated Great Wall hikers & campers, we are a small and passionate team from a variety of backgrounds ranging from tourism, marketing, technology to sales. We regularly take part in or lead our trips and we have a real passion to share for active travel and get real enjoyment out of helping people hike & camp on Wild Great Wall.

If you contact us via email or speak to us on the phone, here are the faces to go with the names.

Meet Ricky

The travel professional with years of experience in the travel industry – in guiding, operations, customer service and product development – and have traveled extensively in Asia and Western Europe not just on holiday but also for work, inspecting hotels, visiting attractions and seeing exactly what each destination has to offer.

As founder & trip leader, Ricky has taken numerous clients on hiking Wild Great Wall and is constantly exploring city to make sure he always has his finger on the pulse. He was raised in Sichuan and has lived in Beijing for 10 years and has never tired the city he loves.

How it happened

It was once when leading a hiking trip in the summer of 2007 that he came across Wild Great Wall hiking experience is so wonderful –to be more accurate, the best way to really experience the Great Wall is to pass through it on foot. Then he suggested his clients, friends Wild Great Wall hiking & camping countless times and they returned back from their trip very very pleased. Simply put, Wild Great Wall hiking & camping has never let him down.

Without any hesitation he left his trip leading job to bring his passion for organizing Great Wall hiking & camping to more than just his friends and family. His hiking experiences and knowledge of Great Wall have given him all the confidence in building an interesting website. Afterwards, WildGreatWall Adventure Tours was born – dedicated to providing quality Wild Great Wall holidays.

Outside of work…

As an avid traveler, he took his first trip out to Thailand back in 2007 which was an eye opening experience. He travelled independently through South East Asia in 2008 on a DIY trip that made him understand the needs of travelers deeply. In 2010 he spent 3 weeks backpacking through India. In addition to Asia, He has recently travelled through Spain, Western Europe and Egypt. Besides travel, he likes to spend his spare time tinkering on his guitar, hiking Wild Great Wall with his wife and friends.

See you on the Wall

Ricky says: ”I haven’t climbed Everest nor have I hiked Mount Kilimanjaro, but I have created a lot of great adventure experiences, inspired people to discover the world around them. Our goal is to help people get into Wild Great Wall. I can’t wait to meet you when you’re in Beijing! There is so much to see and do, you do need someone to organize it. Please drop us an email and we can discuss a tour that suits you.”

Meet Tim

Great Wall hiking, Tim

As co-founder & website manager, Tim loved hiking with his friends when he lived in China. He uses the computer language to describe fun and exciting wild Great Wall to us. With lots of experiences in web design / development and web marketing, Tim has demonstrated great talent and enthusiasm in the fields.

He is based in Melbourne with his wife and daughter since 2009 and working on web tech area. Tim is responsible for web page maintenance, upgrade, administration and routes sales in Australia and New Zealand. Send an e-mail to Tim: timyao1977@msn.com.

In the real world

Latest Journey? Athens and Santorini; wandering amidst the historical sites and island. There is so much to see in Greece, definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Favorite places? If I had to pick a few standouts they’d be the old house of Eastern Mountain in Suzhou, Athens ,Santorini and Melbourne.
Favorite travel quote? “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow” – Lin Yutang “A single journey can change the course of life.”
Where next? Probably self-drive trip through the States. Let me know if you would like to join me on this trip.

 

 

Meet Navin

As co-founderGreat Wall hiking, Navin Navin Nie has 7 years working experience in tourism industry both in Beijing and London as a tour guide、product designer and marketing manager. She also enjoys her life in many ways, such as hiking on Wild Great Wall, wow, that has kept luring her back time and time again, photographing and playing the Piano.

Navin received her Master’s degree in international tourism and hospitality management in UK. She is a good communicator and has a lot of friends from both domestic and aboard. She will be continuing to devoting her career into Sino-foreign cultural exchanges area.

Outside of work…

Latest Journey? Hong Kong and Macao in June 2011. Five day’s trip was so wonderful, by the way I don’t mind shopping.
Favorite places? European countries, especially some beautiful and peaceful towns.
Favorite travel quote? “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds.  When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then.  People don’t have your past to hold against you.  No yesterdays on the road.”  ~William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways
Where next?  Definitely Broadway! I love musical so much! There are so many amazing shows!

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