The 4th Social Outing took place this morning, and it was an intense, but worthwhile experience! ETAs and HKU students hiked up to Mount High West before heading straight up to Victoria Peak Garden along a path less travel! Although there were no views to be enjoyed today, they had great conversations regarding students’ life goals and expectations. Do join us next time to practice your Social English while hiking on new trails!
The Dog Teeth Ridge (West-Middle-East) could probably the best mountainscape that I've seen. It's not an easy climb but the views on a clear day paid off! Hong Kong hikers knew for sure, the Lantau Trail are spectacular and challenging that's why most extreme races takes place here.
We're not sure what's beyond all those mountains that we see. Not until we climb over them to reach the other side. But it wouldn't be easy as we see. Along the way, stuffs will make us tired, impatience, hungry, and even the thought of going back. I've been hiking for quite long time and I always experience these. Hiking mountains is much like our journey with this life. But no matter how hard the journey, remember the best views comes after the hardest climb.
Absolutely breathtaking views from Ngau Ngak Shan 牛押山 (The Hunchbacks) in Ma On Shan Country Park. This was probably the most technical hike I have done in Hong Kong, with a very steep 2km ascent which required the use of ropes for much of the way. That said, it was extremely exhilarating to walk along the narrow ridge at the top of the peak, with almost nothing between me and the sheer drop to the left. There were also some pretty spectacular views of Sai Kung Village as I descended towards Ngong Ping Lookout Point, which was full of paragliders circling around the mountain. One of them was nice enough to show me his equipment and give me an overview of the sport, and I'm now determined to try to save up for some lessons!