Farewell to summer

It’s late October, which means only one thing — hiking season! It’s ridiculous… most people lose weight during the summer and gain it during the winter, but in Hong Kong it works in reserve. People spend the summer months hiding indoors from the insane humidity which leaves you drenched with sweat, and as a result…

If you can’t stand the heat, get off the mountain

Yesterday a terrible thing happened. I organised a hike for this hiking group I joined, to take them up the Tiger’s Head, which is one of my favourite hikes. I’ve actually reached the peak in 45 minutes, but that was back in March when it was very cool. But yesterday we set off, and when…

Crouching Tiger, Falling Trini

Lo Fu Tau or ‘The Tiger’s Head’ is a particularly craggy, menacing looking mountain that looked like it was ready to be climbed. We knew where the trail started, but had no idea where it ended or how long it would take to finish. But, in Hong Kong, you’re never too far from civilisation, so…