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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Man:
    I never issued a stern warning,my original point was that I personally prefer not to hike in summer,and prefer to do so in winter.

    Anyway, hiking in HK is totally safe and there's no risk whatsoever LOL

    Just leaving this here:

    Google translate if you can't reas Chinese (I can but I don't like to brag)
    You know that you can go back and check what you wrote - As can we all, and when it's on the same thread it's exceptionally easy to do so:

    What you wrote:

    It's never a good idea to go hiking in summer: the risk of heatstroke and being struck by lightning,and flash floods too.
    So I'd say: "never make an untrue claim about what you wrote in the same thread; it's never a good look, and you'll never get away it.... never"

    Now onto your article, you have to laugh, and I did, more than once. 10 of the entries involve people 'suddenly fainting' and...

    I see these likely candidates for such a fate when I'm out not too infrequently - Wearing jeans, or long trousers, and some other dumb clothing perfect for raising their body temperature, clearly unfit, small bottle of water, etc etc. So yes being unfit is definitely hazardous to your health.

    So if you want to take a punt and say; unfit people, shouldn't don additional layers of clothing and venture out onto advanced hikes in summer, then yes, you'll get my full ringing endorsement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornmeal:
    There's a warning up right now and here are the, incongruous, radar:

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    So just stay in all day? How is one supposed to make a determination with regards to risk of a severe lightning storm? Back home there would first be a severe thunderstorm "watch" (orange=maybe) raised, this would be followed by a severe thunderstorm "warning" (red=happening). Small isolated storms usually don't prompt these warnings. Here HKO just stick a warning up on the site and forget about it to absolve themselves of any responsibility.
    Not quite. Just don’t put yourself in areas where you are likely to be the heighest item for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    You know that you can go back and check what you wrote - As can we all, and when it's on the same thread it's exceptionally easy to do so:

    What you wrote:



    So I'd say: "never make an untrue claim about what you wrote in the same thread; it's never a good look, and you'll never get away it.... never"

    Now onto your article, you have to laugh, and I did, more than once. 10 of the entries involve people 'suddenly fainting' and...

    I see these likely candidates for such a fate when I'm out not too infrequently - Wearing jeans, or long trousers, and some other dumb clothing perfect for raising their body temperature, clearly unfit, small bottle of water, etc etc. So yes being unfit is definitely hazardous to your health.

    So if you want to take a punt and say; unfit people, shouldn't don additional layers of clothing and venture out onto advanced hikes in summer, then yes, you'll get my full ringing endorsement.

    Yeah, it's never a good idea to go hiking in summer, putting it like that is hardly "stern" - you added that description and it's totally subjective

    The experienced hiker getting swept away and killed by flash floods supports this claim

    In fact, this thread wouldn't exist if it wasn't dangerous to hike in summer

    Can you see the irony of you whining at me,for saying summer isn't the best time to hike in HK,in a thread tgat was started because someone went hiking in summer and got struck by lightning and died.

    LOL

    But go and hike in summer,just don't be a drain on the emergency services like all those other idiots who go hiking in summer and get heatstroke.

    Here's a challenge for you:

    Summer isn't the best time to hike because there's a risk of flash floods,being strick by lightning and heatstroke


    Where's the lie?

    Can you actually find something false in my original claim?

    I don't think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Man:
    Here's a challenge for you:
    ......

    Can you actually find something false in my original claim?

    I don't think so.
    Challenge accepted:

    So I've corrected your false statements (plural) for you:

    "Originally Posted by Irish Man:
    It's never a good idea to go hiking in summer: the risk of heatstroke and being struck by lightning,and flash floods too

    It's never a good idea for anyone on Geoxpat with the handle Irish Man to go hiking in summer as I'm unable to deal with the risk of heatstroke and being struck by lightning, and flash floods too
    And

    "Originally Posted by Irish Man:
    I never issued a stern warning,my original point was that I personally prefer not to hike in summer,and prefer to do so in winter.

    I did issue a stern warning, because I used the word 'never' implying that nobody should hike in summer, when really I just meant that I was ill equipped myself to handle it and wanted to warn other suitably ill equiped people to think twice.

    Off Hiking, so signing off now, but I'll let you have the final word on the matter via one of your other comments that contains no falsehoods at all.

    "Originally Posted by Irish Man:
    Yes, people can go hiking in summer,yes it can be done somewhat safely
    Last edited by Sage; 07-08-2022 at 12:05 PM.

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    I would have used the word "patronising," but whatever.


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