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25
Jun
2024

The "Argyle Ross" Trail: Hong Kong's Newest Hiking Trail

Jack Argyle & Stewart Ross
Tuesday, 25 Jun 2024
Complimentary Free-Flow Fine Wines from 7:00 pm; Talk at 7:30 pm
Capital Group, 27/F, One International Finance Centre, Central

Jack Argyle and Stewart Ross present the background to how they designed and promoted a new long-distance hiking trail for Hong Kong, the "Argyle Ross" Trail, which was launched by them in March this year. 

They describe the challenges encountered in devising a trail that provides water-based adventure through the natural beauty of Hong Kong, as well as integrating local culture and food into the route.  Described as a “devilish new masterpiece”, the Argyle Ross Trail is a difficult twelve-section, 100 km swim-hike from the desolate far north east islands of Double Haven Geopark to the far west enclave of Ha Pak Lai, overlooking Shenzhen.

The trail encompasses some of the most spectacular lesser travelled parts of the New Territories and involves sea swimming between beautiful islands, hiking streams, jumping in waterfalls and traversing rugged coastlines, ridges, reservoirs and beaches across the length of Hong Kong.  

Jack Argyle has been a History and Geography teacher at Malvern College Hong Kong for the past four years.  He has also taught in schools in Mexico City, Izmir, Bangkok and London.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Jack was an Associate Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society in London.  Following the completion of his degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2006, Jack worked for the BBC and Reuters in London and New York City respectively before training to be a teacher. 

Stewart Ross runs one of Hong Kong’s premier hiking websites, www.thruhikinghk.com which provides information on wild camping and hiking Hong Kong’s major long distance trails.  Originally from Scotland, he has 12 years’ experience exploring Hong Kong by foot and by kayak.

Stewart is currently Head of Design at Malvern College Hong Kong, where he is also a leader in outdoors education, running the Award for Young People (Duke of Edinburgh) programme at the school.  This award gives young people the opportunity to collaborate in teams, designing and hiking multi-day routes and developing their campcraft, survivalist and navigation skills.

Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$200 for RGS Members and HK$250 for guests and others. Including complimentary free-flow drinks. 

The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to
Capital Group as the Venue Sponsor of this talk.

 

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