Mid-April a bunch of us hiked up Lantau Peak. It was reasonably hard work but pretty beautiful, and not too rough on the way up - difficulty something like 7 out of 10.
When we got to the top the view was beautiful and I thought it'd be cool to go up there and watch the sun rise... So...
I'm organising a night hike up - Friday night (Saturday morning) 1st (2nd) of June. The sunrise that day is at 5:39am. The date is set in stone because that night is a full moon, which seemed like a sensible precaution. I was thinking we could meet at Tung Chung MTR, like before, but at 12:45am (sober please!), so people can get there on one of the last MTRs running that night (don't be late though or you could miss the last one!) As far as I can see from the web the last train runs at 12:49am.
I would say this is probably only for fairly confident walkers, but the equipment should only be the same as normal for any proper hike + compass, map, torches and plenty of batteries. Oh and maybe a beer or something for the sunrise!
We would finish at Ngong Ping as before, but the downhill leg would obviously be daylight so that should be no problem.
Date: Late evening, Friday 1st June (early morning Saturday)
Time spent walking on trail: 4-5 Hours (we'll walk slowly because it's dark)
Meeting time & place: 12:45am Friday night (Saturday morning) at Tung Chung MTR station (McDonalds), and we'll take a short taxi ride to the trail.
Let me know if you're up for it, it'll definitely go ahead provided 2-3 people show an interest.
Photos: By Jonnye