Expat hiker airlifted to hospital after slipping on difficult trail in Ma On Shan

Man gets airlifted from a hiking trail in Ma On Shan. Screengrab via YouTube.
Man gets airlifted from a hiking trail in Ma On Shan. Screengrab via YouTube.

A 56-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after he slipped and sustained injuries during a particularly challenging hike in Ma On Shan yesterday.

Firefighters received a report at 4pm yesterday from a man who said he had lost contact with a friend he was hiking with on the Tiu Shau Ngam ridge, HK01 reports.

The outlet identified the missing man as an expat surnamed Davis.

Firefighters and the Government Flying Service arrived at the scene, and airlifted Davis to Eastern Hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his head and hands. He is reported to be in a stable condition.

Tiu Shau Ngam is a ridge that extends to the west of Sha Tin and is about 588 meters high.

Some hiking experts have described the Tiu Shau Ngam area as a particularly difficult trail that’s not ideal for beginners. The terrain is quite steep, and loose bits of sand and gravel can cause hikers to lose their footing. Those navigating the trail sometimes even bring ropes and other specialized equipment to help with the ascent.

For an idea of how tricky the climb is, check out the video below. The ascent to Tiu Shau Ngam begins at around the 1:33 mark.

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