This four minute montage is an introduction to Rob Lilwall’s 5,000 km, six month walking expedition from Mongolia back to Hong Kong, via the Gobi Desert, the Great Wall of China, and the Yellow, Yangtze and Pearl Rivers. He started in the freezing winter (camping at minus 30 in Mongolia), and finished in the sweltering heat of Southern China (with incredible humidity and epic thunderstorms). He walked 30-40 km a day, camping in the wild, or staying in cheap local accommodation along the way.
Rob Lilwall is a British-born, Hong Kong-based TV adventurer, writer and motivational speaker. His two most epic expeditions, the three-year, 50,000-kilometer Cycling Home From Siberia expedition, and the six-month, 5,000-kilometer Walking Home From Mongolia expedition were commissioned as television series for National Geographic. Such expeditions have seen him travel, unsupported, on foot and on bicycle, through some of the harshest places on earth, from the frozen wasteland of the Gobi Desert and the thick jungles of Papua New Guinea, to the hidden valleys of inland China and the war-torn passes of Afghanistan. He is the author of two books. He believes it is good to treat the whole of life, no matter what we are doing, as an adventure. He is also the joint Hong Kong national director of the children’s charity, Viva.