Ascent of Tai Mo Shan on 2011-11-15

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Laura Friedrich
Date:Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Tai Mo Shan
    Location:Hong Kong
    Elevation:3140 ft / 957 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rode MTR to Tsuen Wan end station and then jumped on bus 51 (Nina Tower to Kam Sheung Road Railway Station). Hop off at the stop named "Country Park," cross the road, and join the MacLehose trail through the trees up and past the visitor centre. About half-way up, the trail merges with Tai Mo Shan Road, passing a vehicle gate, and on to the summit area. You can reach about 10 vertical metres from the summit, with the true highpoint lying within the restricted radar facility. The views from the upper hill would be excellent in clear, smogless conditions - not always easy to find in this region.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1565 ft / 477 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1565 ft / 477 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Smoggy and hazy below about 600m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1565 ft / 477 m
    Route:MacLehose Trail
    Start Trailhead:Intersection of Tai Mo Shan Rd and Route Twisk  1575 ft / 480 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1565 ft / 477 m
    Route:MacLehose Trail
    End Trailhead:1575 ft / 480 m

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