Walk on 26 March 2006, Mt. Stenhouse, Lamma Island

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  Distance Duration* Elevation Level of Difficulty
Lamma Island 
8 km
4-5 hrs
Lowest: 0 m
Highest: 353 m
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Please note that all participants of the walks organized by the Hong Kong Trampers do so at their own risk and no responsibility whatsoever is taken for any inaccuracies in the posted itineraries.  We are not a professional group, but only a group of friends who meet to do this for pleasure and exercise.  We are also a democratic group and sometimes change the itinerary before or during the course of a walk for any number of reasons, so please be prepared for possible changes if you want to join us.

The itineraries we post are only an idea of what we like to do, and we often modify our plans during the walk.  Before you join a walk, please read this information on this website (including the information on boot ratings) carefully, and consider the information given on that particular walk to see if the planned itinerary matches your ability and fitness.

If in doubt, it is better to be cautious than to join a walk that may be too difficult for you. If the walk is advertised as strenuous, if the weather is very hot or if you feel unwell or unfit to perform the walk, consider not joining the group.  Unless otherwise specifically stated in a walk itinerary, you should expect that there will be no "early exit" routes on a walk and that you will need to complete the entire walk if you join.  Most walks run until late afternoon or early evening, so if you have other commitments during the day, please consider not joining that walk.  Once you join the group, if you feel it necessary to leave the group before the walk is finished, always inform the other group member beforehand or phone the hotline under 8209 0517 and enquire about an escape route to the nearest public transport, if this is possible at all.

Participants should always carry plenty of water, particularly during the hotter months of the hiking season, from May to October.   During the winter months, you should bring a minimum of one and a half litres of water, and double that amount during the hotter months.

For todays walk we change over to Lamma Island. We will meet at the Central Ferry pier on Hong Kong island (opposite the IFC tower II) at 12:10. Note the later than usual meeting time. The ferry to Sok Kwu Wan will leave at 12:20 sharp, no extra waiting time. The walk will lead along the main trail, and if possible we will extend the walk a little before we cross over Mt. Stenhouse and  down the steep western slope towards of the island. This walk is not very long, but the descent is steep and difficult.

Good boots and gloves are highly recommended.

Please remember to bring all the usual paraphernalia: hat, sunscreen, good footwear, torch, a lunch (there are no stores along the way) and plenty of water (a good rule of thumb is to bring a minimum of two liters in any season). Last, but not least, an umbrella provides good protection against light rain or hot sun.

If it is raining hard or thunderstorms are threatening, the walk might be cancelled. If in doubt on the morning of the walk, call 8209-0517. And remember -- don't be late!

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# Karl 2006-03-31 00:36
Surprisingly a lot of trampers showing up at the central ferry pier had been partying quite late the night before on Justin’s farewell party. Of the final 25 trampers on the hike about 15 had joined the party on the previous evening and appeared to relatively sober for the walk. Even Francis showed up after only about 3-4 hours sleep.

The weather was as forecast very gray with low clouds and occasionally a little rain.

From the ferry pier in Sok Kwu Wan we started clockwise along the coastal path towards Mo Tak Wan, where we crossed over to the beach at Yung Shue Ha. We stopped for a late lunch break along the beach with views towards Stanley. After lunch we started the climb up to Mt Stenhouse despite the rainy and quite wet and slippery conditions. Only three trampers voted out and left early at the pavilion. The remaining followed the slippery rail through the bushes up towards the top. After about 30 minutes we reached the cloud level and the wind became quite strong. It was difficult to keep the group together and a few times we lost some trampers for a short period in the mist. Finally we reached the top of Mt Stenhouse and after a quick group photo with most of the group members we decided to descend the same way we came up, to avoid any problems on the even steeper side towards the western slope.

We arrived the Tin Hau temple at the bottom of the path close to Sok Kwu Wan around 5:00 pm. Here the group split up with about half the trampers heading for an early exit via the ferry to Central, while the remaining half continued onwards to Yung Shue Wan. On the way we met Joyce and David, but they considered it as to early for dinner, which we had at the Bookworm, where Cathay2 joined us for the meal and drinks. A relaxing and easy two boot walk after the exhausting party.
 
 
# 12s 2006-03-22 19:15
Something is happening to someone in the East side of Hong Kong island on Saturday, so a large amount of Trampers need to meet up to witness this major event and it does take all night to accomplish this task........ :-x
 
 
# ltcommander 2006-03-21 21:04
It's an X-file. May be there is some treasure chest buried on Lama. Hmmm...
 
 
# 12s 2006-03-21 18:40
Yep! But do we all know why a 2 booter has been proposed and also the "Note the later than usual meeting time" has been implemented.... ..:eek: :eek:
 
 
# ltcommander 2006-03-21 00:47
If I am not mistaken this is the first official 2 boot walk for the year 2006!
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