I had the Great Wall on my bucket list already for a while. During a trip to Beijing, I decided to go see it at Badaling, around 80km away. I went there during the months of December/January, and it was… very cold ! something like -20 degrees Celcius. Climbing over those steps was really hard! but really rewarding. Zero regrets: a must-see! more info here.
Pictures have been scanned from an analog camera, I was there in 2002/2003.