I couldn’t resist and signed up (free nota bene…) for strava. This is the ULMITATE stalker app,,, join and you find out why,,,,l
Walking and scrambling up Sharp Peak is one of the most beautiful and adventurous hikes in Hong Kong!
An ascent from Tse Uk over the northern ridge, that I did in November 2000 (yes, it was in the year 2000!!!!) still is fresh in my memory. A longish, demanding walk, was rewarded with fantastic views over the Sai Kung peninsula and the South China sea, and good food at Ham Tin beach.
Two memories from 2000:
Fast forward to November 2017. I was in Hong Kong for a business trip and nagged “my” hiking gang for a weekend hike. I almost dropped my phone when I read “Sharp Peak” on our WhatsApp group! So Sharp Peak it will be again after 17 years!
We climbed Sharp Peak from Pak Tam Au via the Western ascent – views spectacular and myself elated like a baby once on the peak. A bit of show off time here: no problem whatsoever to ascend Sharp Peak.
The compulsory lunch stop at Ham Tin beach, a quick walk back to Check Keng, from where a fast boat took us to the bus terminus at Wong Shek. Excellent crowd management by the local masters – thank you 🙂
So 17 years later, that’s how I look:
The view from Sharp Peak over Ham Tin beach (yeah,,, its a little over-filtered….)
Thanks to the Hong Kong hiking gang, who made this memory-refresh possible! The fingers point at Sharp Peak, btw..
….and in 2017 we take the selfies with a drone:
some pics courtesy of HC
Hence, I thought it is time to adjust goals and go for more ambitious targets: the SEVEN SUMMITS. (Note: this is an entirely separate initiative from the 26 summit plans described in an earlier post.)
Such an endeavor needs a lot of preparation and training; and which place is better suited than Singapore?
I’m not a man of many words, but a man of action. Barely back from high altitude training in Yunnan, I shamelessly made use of my elevated EPO-count and scaled the highest mountain in town. I’m very proud to report that we scaled Bukit Tima “on sight” and without the aid of bottled oxygen, Sherpas and/or Yaks.
Surely that is a good start to the journey!
…. I quasi religiously follow all your reflections about corporate guff, empty phrases, meaningless mission statements, empty value brimboria, the leashing out at CEOs possessing or missing skill sets – to name just a few.
I thoroughly enjoy listening to your careful choice of words, the apparently never ending choice of ranting vocabulary and the elegance and eloquence of your word- and phrase-forging capabilities – may this flow blossom eternally.
However, the other day as I indulged in my weekly listening pleasure “Lucy Kellaway” on FT.com and the regular replays on BBC’s podcasts, a thought crossed my mind: what is your mission statement, why are you doing this, and most importantly of all questions: SO WHAT?
PS: if anybody wants to join the group of followers: here is the link to the Financial Times
A Phanthom drone with a 4k camera is on the agenda, maybe learning first how to fly a drone is a smart thing to do?
Got this micro quad drone to practise:
First outdoor test flight ended up on the roof of a pavilion in the Singapore botanical garden, which btw is a well manicured urban beauty.
The “safe-the-idiot’s-drone rescue guard” was on the scene 12 hours after the incident and did wonders.
The “bee” was rescued – damage: 4 rotor blades @ SGD 7.50 and the tips to the rescuers.
–> Practice practice practice
I’m an avid collector of marketing flannel, corporate guff, meaningless verbiage and blathering of any kind and nature.
and the winner for May 2015 is: www.roadid.com
They sell neat, moderately fashion-conscious wristbands with customisable medi-IDs. So far so good, however a few weeks post my first purchase of the beginner’s package (sic!) the following email clogs up my inbox:
“dümmer goht’s nümmer” as we say in Swiss German! What nonsense is this ??
stay tuned for updates
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The pic is straight out of camera, no tummy photoshopping…
Taken close to my 50iest 🙂
Hiking, low light photography and a decent steak-frittes dinner with a glass of good red wine – life is beautiful
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