Walk on 9th October 2016 - Sharp Peak (North Ridge)

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Published on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 15:13
Written by Ringo
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Location Distance Duration Elevation Difficulty

Sharp Peak

(North Ridge)

About 12.5 km

 

Abt. 5.5 hours

 

Lowest: abt. 0m
Highest: abt. 468m
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* duration excludes travelling time

Brief

Sai Kung Town Centre (bus terminus #94 @ 10:00am)  >  Wong Shek Pier > Ko Lau Wan > Nam She Wan > Sharp Peak (468m) > Nam She Au > Chek Keng > Pak Tam Au 

Itinerary

This Sunday, October 9, 2016, the trampers are going to have a three boots walk for the beautiful Sharp Peak via a challenging hidden path on its north ridge.

October 9, 2016 is the Double-Ninth Festival as it is the ninth day of the ninth lunar month and it has a history of more than 1,700 years.  It is customary to have a climb on mountain so as to get rid of disasters and avoid misfortune.  Also, it becomes a time to show respects for the ancestors and some Chinese will offer good food such as BBQ pork or roast sucking pig and fruit during visiting the graves.

We will meet at 10:00am at the bus terminus of Sai Kung Town Center for bus no. 94 for Wong Shek Pier.  (Option 2 – 9:15am @ Diamond Hill Bus Terminus for bus no. 96R to Wong Shek Pier directly).  At Wong Shek Pier (abt. 10:30am), we will have a short boat trip in about 5 mins to Ko Lau Wan and start our walk.  We will follow the famous water-pipe path to Nam She Wan where is a small beach at the hill foot of Sharp Peak.  After lunch break on the beach, starting from the sea level, we will have a steep climb to the top of Sharp Peak with the height of 468m.  Of course, we will be rewarded with a 360-degree panoramic view over the hill top.  Then we will descend to Chek Keng via Nam She Au and go further up to Pak Tam Au to end the walk.  Over there, bus no. 94 (to Sai Kung) and 96R (to Diamond Hill) are available.

Bushwhacking and good balancing skill will be required.  Please show up in full gears with 2 litres of water, lunch, snacks, rain wear, a torch, sun block, gloves and mos-spray(but no cigarette).  If it is raining hard or thunderstorms are threatening, the walk may be cancelled.  If in doubt, call the trampers hotline 8209-0517 in the morning.

 

PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THIS WALK.  

Disclaimer: - People join this walk and any other walks organized by me 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 judgement 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 and accepted unconditionally this disclaimer.   

Ringo