Greatness is hard earned-The second Gobi desert expedition of ECCOM came off a success
On June 23, 2018, a group from ECCOM arrived in Dunhuang for a three-day hike through the Gobi desert for the second time.
80 staff members from ECCOM, in eight groups, set off from Mountain Loulou, passed by Valley Langcai and Pochengzi and arrived at Taer Temple finally, putting an end to the 88 km journey. They passed through hills, meadow, the Gobi desert, canyons, wetland, poplar woods, Minor Yadan and relics.
Each group had a female member. During hiking, the members must stay at a distance of no more than 50 meters between each other. The whole group must breast the tape at the finishing line together. All members supported and helped each other and refused to give up. Besides the daily hiking mileage, the members were also required to get done a number of tasks, like ball throwing from a concentric circle, hand-in-hand, horn of unity, length and weight, the destined mission, all walking but no talking at night, race against time, creative Logo show. In doing these tasks, the members got pleasure out of teamwork and built a better rapport among them.
88 kilometers in three days! There were endurance of hardships, the joy of teasing and joking, touching moments of mutual help and support and more importantly a sense of fulfillment by overcoming all challenges. The journey through the Gobi desert is a journey of discipline and a story and will eventually become a memory. The memory may fade away, but the soul of Gobi is perpetual! “The way ahead is long; I see no ending, yet high and low I will search with my will unbending.” Motivated by the inspiring and fulfilling experience of the Gobi hike, every one will fear of nothing and keep moving ahead in the future!