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Adventures on the Great Wall of China

I’ve just returned from an EPIC trip trekking along the great wall of China!

The trek in and around Beijing was one of three events planned this year for Sebastian’s Action Trust.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored me, especially to my corporate sponsors Snow Software and SAM Charter.

As a team I’m very pleased to share that we’ve hit our £14K target with more funds and our Go-Karting Cup to follow in January.

Our sponsorship page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theitamreview

It’s no exaggeration to say it was a life changing adventure.

A new country, new culture, new language and meeting new people.

Not to mention the physical challenge, rather than the “Great Wall” it would be better described as the “Great Staircase” of China. Whilst we only walked around 40 miles for our 6 day trek, we climbed a mind boggling 700 floors, equivalent to climbing the steps of the Empire State Building seven times over.

In short, I would strongly recommend it.

The trek was organised via a company called Global Adventure Challenges – who I would also recommend if you fancy pushing yourself in 2018. You can select the charity of your choosing or simply just pay for the adventure. I’ve been bitten by the bug and I’m already shortlisting the next adventure.

Thanks again for your support! Cheers, Martin


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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.

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