Post-routes, between Kalgan and Siberian frontier, 245, 246.
From Kalgan they travelled westwards to Taitong, where the wall was not so high.
So you turn your back upon Peking, and the railway takes you to Kalgan on the edge of the great plateau.
He left Peking on August 5, and reached Kalgan four days later.
I reached Kalgan without adventure, and returned to Peking on March 21, having been away just over a month.'
Afterwards he was active in the country between the head-waters of the Kalgan and Hay Rivers.
Just before I left Kalgan my larder was enriched from another and unexpected source.
My mother accompanied me to Kalgan, then turned back—but my father went on to Peking.
China lay behind me and below, for we had risen some fifteen hundred feet since leaving Kalgan.
It was at Kalgan, the northern gateway of China, that a mission station was begun amid a people hard and unimpressible.