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  1. Helicopter rescues hiker after 10-metre plunge into stream

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... into a stream at a popular hiking spot near Sha Tau Kok where two other serious accidents have occurred in recent years. The 54-year-old man was hiking with seven others near Nam Chung and Luk Keng ... Mountaineering Training Centre, Liu Ka-wah, said many people preferred hiking along streams during summer, as they were shaded and cooler. 'There are trees and water running along the streams ...

  2. Fitness and fun rolled into one on a hike

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hiking does not cost much and is suitable for families because everyone can have fun and it is an enjoyable activity. Before you go hiking, there are important items that should be packed, including sunscreen, water, food and a mobile phone. Water will keep you hydrated, especially during hot, humid days, and food will give you energy during the hike. There are also many risks so ...

  3. Walking tall

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... Safety, comfort and weight are the key things to consider when selecting clothes and accessories for hiking Jacko Mini Stickshock absorption pole ($209) from ProTrek Trekking poles can ... Mountain Hardwear Jackets must be breathable to prevent the condensed vapours from lowering your body temperature after heavy sweating. Omni-Dry Convertible Pants ($399) from Columbia Hiking tops ...

  4. Take a hike- for charity

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... With Andrew Sun, Additional reporting by Jasmine Wang If the fallout from last weekend's marathon left you weary of pounding the pavement, then consider a hike- to benefit a hospice. On Sunday morning at the Pat Sin Leng Country Park, the 14th annual Hike for Hospice will raise funds for the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, an organisation that provides support ...

  5. Take a healthy hike

    Posted Jan 05th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Here's a chance to enjoy fresh air and get some exercise: join the Tai Po Hiking Festival on January 15. The festival, organised by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, is aimed at promoting hiking in the countryside. Pre-registration is not required. Hikers only have to show up to register at the starting points- at Tai Mei Tuk Family Walk ...

  6. Hike, breathe fresh air, build a greener future

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh This weekend's Hong Kong Island hiking challenge will raise funds for conservation group Green Power. The 13th Green Power Hike For a Greener Future aims to raise funds ... to participants of any age, but one of the four teammates must be 18 or older. There are two hiking trails- the shorter, 25km trail starts at Parkview near the Wong Nai Chung reservoir while the longer, ...

  7. Virtue or vandalism?

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the mass concreting of rural paths throughout the New Territories a pointless make-work exercise for the construction industry or does the programme serve a useful purpose for hikers? Share your views. Write to us. ...

  8. Make the most of summer and go hiking

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ELITA LAI If you have already run out of things to do with your summer holidays, why not try hiking? A new book published by Friends of the Country Parks and the Scout Association of Hong Kong is a user-friendly guide that plots the routes of some of Hong Kong's most popular walks. 'Hiking is an easy-to-pick-up activity that's suitable for all ages,' says ...

  9. Go hiking and then cool off with a dip in the sea

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the water at Shek O is to do the hike called the Dragon's Back. Jump on the number 9 bus from Shau Kei Wan station and get off just after the small roundabout at Tai Tam. Walk up the steps, following the sign to Shek O Country Park. The trail is a mixture of woodland and open views. And after your hike you can cool off with a dip in the sea. Kate, Editor ...

  10. Phone cover extends to most hiking tracks

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Some 94 per cent of hiking tracks in country parks are now covered by at least one mobile phone network operator, and the government has drawn up a digital map on reception ... by the middle of next year, when three more base stations were expected to be set up. He said maps indicating the reception status on hiking tracks had been uploaded onto its website. ...




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