Walk on 12 April 2015 - Sharp Peak, Sai Kung East Country Park [西貢東郊野公園蚺蛇尖]

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Location Distance Duration Elevation Difficulty
Sharp Peak [蚺蛇尖]

About 20 km

6-7 hours*

Lowest: 2 m
Highest: 468 m
 

 

* duration excludes travelling time

 

Disclaimer: People join this walk at their own risks.  I shall not be held responsible in any way for any injury or death incurred or any loss or damage to personal property caused due to whatever causes including, but not limited to, negligence, neglect, errors of judgment and inadequate orientation skills on my part.  The fact that you show up at the time and place on the day to join the walk is an implication that you have agreed to an accepted unconditionally this disclaimer

 

Meet / Place: 8:50 am. Diamond Hill MTR - Hang Sang mini-bank or 10:20am Wong Shek Pier

(please note revised meeting time in order to catch the 10:35am ferry to Ko Lau Wan or if there is sufficient numbers of Trampers going, we may hire a speed boat. So please leave a note in the Trampers in Facebook if you are going.)

Route: 

Wong Shek Pier [黃石碼頭] > Ko Lau Wan [高流灣] (speed boat or ferry) > Nam She Wan [蚺蛇灣] > North Ridge of Sharp Peak (Up) [蚺蛇尖北脊] > Sharp Peak [蚺蛇尖] > East Ridge of Sharp Peak (Down) [蚺蛇尖] > Mei Fan Teng [米粉] > Tung Wan Shan [ 東灣山]  > Cheung Tsui  [長咀] > Tung Wan [東灣] > Tai Wan  [灣] > Ham Tin Wan [咸田]> Chek Keng [赤徑] > ferry or speed boat back to Wong Shek Pier [黃石碼頭].

Warning:  

This is a 3-boot hike and is intended for seasoned hikers as it involves climbing up and down the narrow and uneven ridges of Sharp Peak.  The area is very exposed and subjected to the strong easterly wind.  You should have a good sense of balance and a sturdy pace to brave the relentless push of the easterly wind.  You are advised to bring a pair of gloves and wear hiking shoes with good traction for this hike.

We will meet at Hang Sang mini-bank inside Diamond Hill MTR Station and take bus 96R [journey time about 65-75 minutes] to Wong Shek [黃石] Pier for the ferry to Ko Lau Wan [高流灣].  Depends on our timing and number of Trampers, we may take the ferry or speed boat to Ko Lau Wan to start our hike. 

Details of route 96R can be seen: http://m.kmb.hk/en/result.html?busno=96R

Ferry time table to Ko Lau Wan can be seen : http://www.td.gov.hk/tc/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/ferries/service_details/index.html%23k03

The first part of the hike is a warm up along the coastline of Nam She Wan all the way to the base of Sharp Peak.  From sea level, the Sharp Peak looks awesome and it will take a substantial part of our strength and will power to tackle the uneven and narrow ridge all the way up to the very top of Sharp Peak.  Once atop the Peak, we will start decent quickly down the east ridge as it may be too windy to stay.  Lunch break and short stops will be scheduled as appropriate.  The hike will end at late afternoon [about 6:30 pm] at Wong Shek Pier and it will take 35 minutes for the bus ride back to Sai Kung town.

Remember to bring all the usual gear, in particular sufficient water, hiking shoes with good traction, sun block, a hat, a pair of glove, head-lamps and a warm jacket / wind breaker.  The walk will be cancelled if it is raining or threatening to rain (thunderstorm warning).  If in doubt on the morning of the walk, call the hot line 8209-0517.  Please don't be late.

 

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Comments   

 
# moree 2015-04-11 10:02
can i join? thanks :-)
 
 
# KW Lee 2015-04-11 21:48
You are most welcomed.

KW Lee
Hiking Convenor

See you at Diamond Hill MTR at 8:50 am
 

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