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  1. Hill-seekers

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Zara Horner

    ... Fed up with the stress of the city? Well, pull your hiking boots on. Everyone else is, writes Zara Horner When people think of Hong Kong they most likely picture tall buildings, high ... natural scenery is on the city's doorstep. Jackie Peers, a travel agent specialising in walking and hiking tours, says: 'We find people are interested in hiking because it's a great ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - APP OF THE WEEK

    App of the week

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Katie McGregor

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com A guide for all walks of life Enjoy Hiking Free Rating 9/10 Just like the app, hiking in Hong Kong is free and there are few better things for your body and mind. Besides the benefits of a slow, steady calorie burn and a steady pace of exercise in your own rhythm, hiking awakens a sense of adventure. I like hiking and Enjoy Hiking is full of new ...

  4. 97pc oppose railings plan but it's still not died

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... all over the hiking trail,' she said. Leung said Old Peak Road was mostly frequented by hikers and morning walkers, and was one of the city's most historic hiking trails. Police also ...

  5. Trial by trail

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hiking is the perfect Hong Kong activity. It's free, it's close by and you can feel miles away from civilisation. But, as Jean-Paul Sartre said, 'Hell is other people.' On the trails, it is specifically these people: Cattle herds: hiking in packs of eight or 10 can be fun, but these large groups are annoying for everyone else. By virtue of size, they tend to amble, ...

  6. 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 ...


    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DON'Ts Avoid hiking alone Never leave a team member behind Don't deviate from maintained paths or make detours Don't exceed your physical limits If you think you're lost, seek help and don't go any further DOs Form a hiking group of at least four Bring essentials: water, food, a first-aid kit, a whistle, a mobile phone with a spare battery, a map, ...

  8. Night walkers reach their peak

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui More than 280 students and staff from the University of Hong Kong went on a night hike to have fun and raise funds for Sowers Action. The Joint Hall Fund-raising Night Hiking ... was 'Road to Light'. More than HK$35,000 was raised through the hike and all donations will go to the Sowers Action Young Ambassador programme. This project trains young people as ambassadors ...

  9. Safety top priority for hikers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... years ago. On Sunday, two hiking groups defied warnings not to use the country park trails because of two fires in the area. In 1996, five people- two teachers and three students- died in a hill fire during a school hiking trip. 'Safety must always be at the top of the list of priorities,' said Johnny Chow Kwok-keung, chairman of the Hong Kong Hiking Association. He said ...

  10. Climb every mountain

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... in the evening with torches, and finishing in the morning, thus enjoying the tranquillity. Travel agencies even offer bus rides at odd hours to accommodate their needs. What has made hiking so popular ... to government figures, men in their 40s have the highest death rate among their age group in the world. Of course, people indulge in a variety of exercises to improve their health. But hiking ...




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