Hiking Sichuan Gallery

Photos retracing Mao Zedong's epic 1934 long march through China's great snowy mountains.

in 1934 Mao Zedong and 86,000 Red Army troops attempted one of history's most brutal high-country crossings. About 10,000 made it through. Writer Dean King and photographer Philipp Engelhorn followed in their footsteps, and as you can see from these photos, found a trekker's paradise along the way.

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