One Month

I’ve been back in Hong Kong for a month now and as we enter October it is definitely cooling off a bit.  This month has been a mix of work and play – days in the office, staff training, working on a program and the odd day climbing, gorge walking, hiking and running.  

 Cooling off at Tung Lung Pier in the middle of the staff training week.  Pilky (furthest away) going for the “gaynor” while Tom front flips.

 Abseil at lovers rock all set to go for the annual staff adventure race.

 The day after staff training.  Tired and hungover but ready to go at the Zawn of Cape Collinson.  L to R Giles (potentially still a little drunk), James, Elle (hiding) and Gabbie

 Giles and Elle on neighbouring routes in the Zawn – this wall is great for an easy day sport climbing with a good progression of easy(ish) F6’s

 Same as above, different angle.

 Matt in the pool of Yellow Dragon Waterfall on Lantau island on a day off.  A group of us had a great day hiking and swimming in the gorge followed by a solid bush bash out of the top of the gorge.  Hong Kong definitely has some beautiful natural places still to explore.

 Giant Golden Orb Weaver (or Large Woodland – not as cool a name) spider hanging out – taken on the hike out of the yellow dragon gorge.

 Yesterday James and I decided to break our rule of not going multipitch climbing on the big crags till it cooled down and went off to climb “Sunset Crack (S4b)” on Kowloon main wall, high above the city.  This turned out to be the full adventure experience, slogging uphill for 45mins in the heat, bush bash/scramble to the base followed by 5 pitches which may be a little undergraded (hard to tell as my left shoulder is not to happy right now so I was not really using my left hand).  James here on the finger traverse pitch – brilliant route for the grade though probably hasnt been climbed in years!

 James relieved to get through the crux with our somewhat limited rack of trad gear.

Swimming below the main fall in the brides pool gorge on staff training.  This day was so hot we were barely hiking 15mins before looking for the next pool to dip in.

Now I have a couple of days off to relax and get out and about in Hong Kong a bit more.  Its so easy to fall into the trap of going to the same places but with a group of interested people I’m hoping to see more places that I haven’t yet seen in and around Hong Kong.

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