In the grand scale of the world, Hong Kong is a blip on the map, or so Andrew thought. Having become a travel junkie in Europe, upon his return to Hong Kong he thought it might be impossible to discover new places in such a compact city. It was only until his friend invited him on a hike did he realize the vast expanse of nature that is waiting to be seen.
Part of a photography group called ‘AllionZ’, the members backpack, explore and capture the best moments of their travels up hill. With hiking being such a popular pastime in Hong Kong, it was easy for Andrew to scout out new walks and scenic trails online. The tricky bit comes with unpredictable weather and routes that may be considered dangerous.
“Weather is always unpredictable. Sometimes it rains heavily during our journey up, or most treks do not have any proper shortcut to leave the trek. The road conditions can turn bad so even a simple route could become slippery and dangerous. I have several experiences where I was soaked in heavy rain, but this our mother nature.”