More Hongkongers are flocking to the countryside for hikes amid the pandemic. Photo: Robert Ng More Hongkongers are flocking to the countryside for hikes amid the pandemic. Photo: Robert Ng
More Hongkongers are flocking to the countryside for hikes amid the pandemic. Photo: Robert Ng

No easy trek: 426 rescues in four months a sign Hong Kong hikers must prepare better before setting out

  • Hundreds rescued in four months as more city residents head for the outdoors during pandemic
  • Rescuers urge trekkers to check proper sources to understand perils, difficulty level of trails

Topic |   Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong
More Hongkongers are flocking to the countryside for hikes amid the pandemic. Photo: Robert Ng More Hongkongers are flocking to the countryside for hikes amid the pandemic. Photo: Robert Ng
More Hongkongers are flocking to the countryside for hikes amid the pandemic. Photo: Robert Ng
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