Ascent of Victoria Peak on 2019-02-15

Climber: David Howells

Date:Friday, February 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Victoria Peak
    Location:Hong Kong
    Elevation:1818 ft / 554 m

Ascent Trip Report

Asia Trip
This was a late travel decision to hit some Asia high points so I planned it as a ten day whirlwind tour of Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. The aim being to have a bit of fun, see sites and drink beer but also to hike the high points of Singapore (Bukit Timah Hill 172m) Hong Kong (Tai Mo Shan 957m) and Macau (Alto Coloane 176m). Not the highest peaks but Hong Kong looked promising with some good potential hikes. I also intended to get in other additional peaks including Victoria Peak (HP of Hong Kong Island 554m), Lantau Peak (HP OF Lantau Island 934m) and to hike the Dragon's Back, apparently Hong Kong’s best 10km walk.

Hong Kong
Victoria Peak 554m and Mt Kellet 500m, Hong Kong Island, 15.2.2019.
Here my first hike was Victoria Peak and Mt Kellet. Both summits were done on the same day but there are two GPX files as I accidentally turned my gps off. I just walked from the Central MTR (metro) station following my MapMe map with no defined route as such and it was mainly road or concrete path all the way. You can’t get to the actually summit on either peak as on Victoria there is a radio mast station with security gates, guards, machine guns etc (you get my drift) and Mt Kellet the summit is just fenced off (biggg fence). There is a nice gazebo type viewing area with some really good views on Victoria peak but frankly nothing to see at Mt Kellet. Anyway I went to the highest achievable point on both so I am not going to labour much on these peaks.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1673 ft / 509 m
    Grade/Class:Moderate hike
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
Cloudy but warm 20c day.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1673 ft / 509 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    Start Trailhead:145 ft / 44 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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