Quote of the Week

Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Spoon boy: There is no spoon.

Neo: There is no spoon?

Spoon boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

Hiking Shops in Hong Kong

Some of you asked me about looking for hiking gear and equipment in Hong Kong. I have patronised a number of shops and would rank them as follows:

1. Overlander Flagship Store in Mongkok
http://www.overlander.com.hk/Overlander%20Eng/shop%20all_eng/mgk_eng.htm
http://www.overlander.com.hk/
10-15% discount for Gold VIP members. I am a Gold VIP member so I can lend you my membership card.
Widest range of hiking equipment I have seen in Hong Kong. Staff are knowledgeable and can advise you on equipment purchases. Occasionally they have a sale and you can get a good deal.

2. HK Mountaineering Centre and Chamonix Alpine Equipment in Mongkok
http://www.hongkongclimbing.com/chamonix/chamonix.htm
10% discount for purchases over $300. Occasionally they have a sale and you can get a good deal.

3. Protrek
http://www.protrek.com.hk/
15% discount for VIP members. I am a VIP member so just quote my mobile number and they will give you the discount.

4. RC Outfitters in Mongkok
http://www.alink.com.hk/
Distributor for Berghaus.