While picturesque views, such as from Por Lo Shan in Tuen Mun (above), are worth capturing on camera, experts warn against getting too carried away and ignoring safety.

How social media and lack of research have increased risks for Hong Kong hikers

Beware of solo hikes and a false sense of GPS-enabled bravado, as well as the need to bag bragging rights for that perfect outdoor picture

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While picturesque views, such as from Por Lo Shan in Tuen Mun (above), are worth capturing on camera, experts warn against getting too carried away and ignoring safety.
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Rachel Blundy

Rachel Blundy

City desk reporter covering Hong Kong community news, particularly for City Weekend. Covers environment, charity, culture, crime, politics and viral news. Before the South China Morning Post, Rachel worked as a reporter at the Evening Standard in London. Follow her on Twitter @rachelblundy.