Hong Kong Trash Removers – Ma On Shan Edition – April 2014

Hong Kong Trash Removers – Ma On Shan Edition – April 2014

April 5th 2014 is Ching Ming Festival – according to Chinese customs, that’s the day when you’re supposed to go bai san. (Give offerings and seek blessings from ancestors).

Hong Kong Trash Removers (TM) sought blessings from the Hill Gods today by ridding Ma On Shan of trash. My co-host, proud Swiss National, Hannes and I, got 11 people together and asked them to come armed with large garbage bags to aid in our effort.

We started off in Ma on Shan and climbed up to the Hunchbacks using the power of our thighs and ropes on many occasions. Hannes explained to us that the ropes that were installed were only for weaklings. So, to prove to everyone how strong I was, I used only one finger (my pinkie) to hold my heavy trash bag and the same finger to pull myself up the steep slopes.

Michael showing us that our “clean” trails ain’t quite so clean

That’s Tilly hauling herself up those ropes with her trash bag

The views were great too. Check out my reservoir (Plover Cove) to the right

Upon reaching the top of Ma On Shan, our promising candidate for Read more


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HKTR (Hong Kong Trash Removers) clean up Mac 2 and Sharp Peak

HKTR (Hong Kong Trash Removers) clean up Mac 2 and Sharp Peak

Hong Kong Trail Runners put on their Samaritan hats to become Hong Kong Trash Removers. The idea was to restore the beauty of Sharp Peak by getting rid of all the garbage on the peak. Prior to the hike, I received intelligence reports stating that a recent cleanup crew had already cleaned up Sharp Peak, so I only wanted about 10-15 Samaritans instead of the 25+ people who had volunteered. However, what we realized on this cleanup hike was that no amount of helping hands can ever be too much to clean up our trails! Maclehose 2 was one heck of a dump yard! Here, take a look:

Hong Kong Trail Runners preparing to become Hong Kong Trash Removers

Read more about Hong Kong Trash Busters’ achievements up ahead


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