For the second time in as many weeks, hikers had to call a helicopter to be rescued on Kowloon Peak on Saturday 5 August. This time, it seems they took a more dangerous path from the road known as “Jat’s Incline”. The previous rescue attempt was already reported on this blog.
The rescue helicopter had to get very near to the mountain to recover the hikers as can be seen from these pictures. This took place towards 6 pm, so it is likely the hikers either lost their way or miscalculated time, as it was getting dark very soon.
Once again, hiking demands preparation and taking care not to get yourself into a pickle. If you want to take challenging routes, make sure you have with you a more experienced climber.