Participant's weblogs on the event can be found on the following websites:-
On Wednesday 28 April 2004, a select group of 4x4s set off from the Great Wall of China on an unforgettable motoring adventure.
HERO's Great Tour of China took a maximum of 40 modern 4x4s on a great loop of 9,000 kilometres from the start near Beijing to the finish at the gates of Hong Kong.
In just a month, participants saw the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an and cross the Roof of the World at over 17,000ft, en route to the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and the Himalayan peaks, culminating in a privileged visit to Everest itself.
They took primitive jeep roads along China's mountainous southern border, through the original Shangri La to Lijiang, the city Beyond the Clouds. Finally, they passed through the dramatic landscapes, historic sights and ancient towns of southern China.