Whose treasure it is anyway?
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As broadcast on all major television networks worldwide, close to 21 runners flirted with danger to unearth the world’s MOST valuable treasure buried deep in the outskirts of Sai Kung in Hong Kong.
There was intense speculation as to the exact nature of this treasure. Jenny surmised that it might be a new & cool trail running tee shirt from Mars. Linda figured it would be a plane ticket to Nepal (?!) I also thought I heard “cash vouchers”. “Mars bar” was another guess. The answers were all very varied but totally wrong!
The mission of the participating 9 teams was crystal clear – to find 4 hidden pieces of interplanetary treasure using nothing other than a map and some clever navigation techniques. Upon finding all four treasures, the teams were eligible to find THE ULTIMATE treasure buried in a top-secret location. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Too hot to not cheat
Ok, I have to admit – the course was rather daunting! Although it was only about 15kms long, the 31 degrees temperature and the totally exposed trails made treasure finding matters rather scorching hot! Most teams would have just given up under the circumstances. But, not the ones that participated today. They instead resorted to cheating. Or “team collaboration” as they called it. Each treasure point came with a secret number that needed to be added up in order to reveal the location of the final treasure point. So, instead of visiting each of the four treasure points, teams pretty much exchanged secret numbers and made their way to the final treasure point.
A scorching hot but strikingly beautiful Sai Kung
Treasure point #1 – just a small diversion on the way to Sharp Peak
Sharp Peak – Treasure point #2
Views from my guesthouse – the summit of Sharp Peak
The final treasure point – Tong Wan
Tags: Hiking in Hong Kong, HKTR, Martian Treasure Hunt, Special Event, SPECIAL EVENTS, Treasure, Treasure Hunt