HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Night hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

After weeks of laziness I'm back on the hiking trails - and I discovered a new night hike route that I really like (I should add it to my list of favourite night hikes). It runs from Wan Chai to Aberdeen via Bennett Hill and is short (6km), but fast. The hike starts at Hopewell… Continue reading Night hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: 3 Peaks to the Buddha

This was a very fun but also hard hike - together as a group we decided to tackle the three highest peaks on Lantau all in one go. We started at 8.30am in the morning in Tung Chung and immediately we were climbing up the steps to access the Lantau North Country Park, to reach… Continue reading Hiking: 3 Peaks to the Buddha

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Moontrekker 2013 is over

What a fantastic night this was - Moontrekker is so much more than just a race, it really is a big event that is built around a great team of organisers and volunteers and racers that participate for so many different reasons. There are those that want to beat last year's time, others who are… Continue reading Moontrekker 2013 is over

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

My favourite hikes for Chung Yeung

Today is the Chung Yeung festival, it is the final holiday this year before Christmas. The Chung Yeung Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month (which happens to be today). Similar to the Ching Ming Festival in spring, the Chung Yeung Festival is when entire families congregate at cemeteries to engage… Continue reading My favourite hikes for Chung Yeung

Outdoor Activity

Hiking: 5 valuable tips for hiking in Hong Kong

Before moving to Hong Kong, I wrongly thought that the city would only be skyscrapers, buildings and roads. I never thought that there would be so much outdoor space and wild life. To today I'm still surprised how easy it is to get away from the busy city and explore the countryside. There are a… Continue reading Hiking: 5 valuable tips for hiking in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Guide books, maps and websites

You don't really need a hiking book in Hong Kong - you could just join one of the organised hikes that are organised by the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group or other similar groups. However, if you want to find out more about the route you are planning to take, I would recommend the following:… Continue reading Hiking: Guide books, maps and websites

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: GPS Hiker Tracker Service

Hiking in Hong Kong is fairly safe, if you stick to common routes and use your common sense (here are some first aid tips that I learnt on a recent Hiking First Aid course). However, to help any hikers that might be in need, a new GPS-tracking service has been launched. It helps police locate… Continue reading Hiking: GPS Hiker Tracker Service

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Green Power Test Hike

I've been thinking about joining one of the hiking events in Hong Kong for some time now - it would be interesting to see how I fare in a competitive environment, with the extra adrenaline but also the hundreds of other (much better) hikers and trail runners. It could either be very motivating or exactly… Continue reading Hiking: Green Power Test Hike

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

MoonTrekker 2013

It's the time of year again... the MoonTrekker event is coming up again (here's is last year's blog post about the event). I spent last Saturday supporting the organisers handing out the race kits and encouraging all the racers and hikers that they can do it. If you've not signed up - it's too late… Continue reading MoonTrekker 2013

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Buffalo Hill

Yesterday I joined the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group for a hike in the New Territories, between Sai Kung and Sha Tin. We hiked about 10km and it took us 5 hours, as we had to climb the 600m high Buffalo Hill and descended on undefined path with lots of rubble, stones and overgrown grass.… Continue reading Hiking: Buffalo Hill