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  • The Observatory promotes awareness towards mountaineering safety

  • Friday, 19th October 2018

Mountaineering and hiking activities are often affected by the changeable weather in Hong Kong. In order to promote public awareness towards mountaineering safety, the Observatory continued to render full support to this year’s "Mountaineering Safety Promotion Campaign" organized by the Civil Aid Service. On the "Mountaineering Safety Promotion Day 2018" held in the Tuen Mun Cultural Square on 14 October, the Observatory highlighted the precautions to be taken during mountaineering and hiking under different kinds of weather through exhibition, game and seminar. Ways to obtain latest weather information while outdoors were also introduced.

In conjunction with the promotion campaign, a visit to the Observatory headquarters was also arranged for mountaineering organizations to let their members know more about the daily operations of the Observatory in monitoring and forecasting weather.

Figure 1
Captain Michael Chan (4th left on the front row), the Controller of the Government Flying Service and the Principal Officiating Guest of the "Mountaineering Safety Promotion Day 2018", Mr Cheung Tat-yin, Chief Staff Officer of the Civil Aid Service (4th right on the front row), Mr Lee Lap-shun, Acting Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory (2nd right on the front row) and representatives from co-organising government departments and mountaineering organizations at the opening ceremony
Figure 2
Mr Lee Lap-shun (3rd left) having a photo with the Observatory staff and "Friends of the Observatory" volunteers in front of the Observatory's booth
Figure 3
Members from mountaineering organizations visiting the Central Forecasting Office of the Observatory