Great Walk of China Film
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. This dramatic journey sees Katie battle sand storms, blizzards, temperatures from +40ºC to -35ºC, frostbite, 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. Set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Wall which, despite causing Katie much pain and misery during her journey, weaves a magical, captivating spell that leaves you wondering what lies around the next corner and over the horizon. In 167 days and over 4500km Katie became the first to walk continually and unsupported along the entire length of the Great Wall of China from it’s most westerly terminus to it’s most easterly. Primal Journey and Pangaea TV bring you this outstanding story of adventure and self-discovery.
Nominated for best independent film 2009 at the Media Innovation Awards
Listen to Katie-Jane L’Herpiniere talking to Sarah Williams on the Tough Girl Podcast about her passion for adventure, challenging her limits both physically and mentally, and exploring this wonderful world in which we live in.
You can also listen to Katie talking to Bob Cartwright on the Outdoors Station Podcast about her 600km traverse of Iceland.