Wednesday, November 18, 2009
香港大帽山 / Tai Mo Shan, HK
I just watched a YouTube video clip "Climbing the Tai Mo Shan mountain range" by Michael Rogge (he has posted a lot of vintage footage of old HK). Watching his video reminds me of one trip I had tried to undertake but was cut short ....
Many years ago, I went back to HK and on my itinerary was a trip up Tai Mo Shan. I started at the bottom near the village but got lost and was soon surrounded by a pack of vicious village dogs. They were abt to attack when I made a hasty retreat from their territory. Needless to say my hike was cut short and I never made it to the summit !!!
Given another chance, I would bring along two of my collapsible hiking/ski poles to defend myself. They worked wonderfully when I was hiking on Lipari Island (Italy) where I successfully asserted my "alpha-male" right-of-way through some growling Sicilian dogs.
Related links / References:
* Photos of Lipari Island, Italy 【山徑人生 / Find My Own Track】 http://lotusandcedar.blogspot.com/2009/06/find-my-own-track.html
* 攝影图片 / Photo Credit: Wikipedia
"... 大帽山（英文：Tai Mo Shan）是香港最高的山峰，海拔957米，比第二高的山峰鳳凰山高23米。大帽山處於新界的中部，山體廣闊，坡度相對平緩，其附近範圍被劃入大帽山郊野公園之內。附近則為大欖郊野公園及林村郊野公園。大帽山位於荃灣區和元朗區交界，並有小部分屬於大埔區。由於大帽山在春天時經常出現大霧的情況，絕大部份香港人會將大帽山誤以為叫做「大霧山」。 ... "