Tate's Cairn

Mountain in Hong Kong at 583 m in height.

- Tate's Cairn

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Eight Mountains of Kowloon

The Eight Mountains of Kowloon are eight prominent mountains in Hong Kong that serve as a natural border between the Kowloon area and the New Territories.

View of the Mountains of Kowloon from Hong Kong Island
Kowloon City in front of Lion Rock and other Mountains of Kowloon

The eight mountains are: Kowloon Peak, Tung Shan, Tate's Cairn, Temple Hill, Unicorn Ridge, Lion Rock, Beacon Hill and Crow's Nest.

Ma On Shan Country Park

Park located in the central neck of the Sai Kung Peninsula in the eastern New Territories of Hong Kong.

Pyramid Hill viewed from the Ngong Ping plateau.

Mountains within Ma On Shan Country Park include Buffalo Hill and West Buffalo Hill, Cheung Shan, Kowloon Peak, Luk Chau Shan, Ma On Shan, Nui Po Shan, Pyramid Hill, Shek Nga Shan, Tate's Cairn, The Hunch Backs, Tiu Shau Ngam.

MacLehose Trail

100-kilometre hiking trail that crosses much of the New Territories, Hong Kong, starting from Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung District in the east to Tuen Mun Town, Tuen Mun District in the west.

Distance post
Stone marker
Hexagonal columnar jointing
Sai Wan Beach
Endpoint of Section 3 at Shui Long Wo
Ngong Ping Plateau
View south from Beacon Hill
Shing Mun Redoubt tunnels
Needle Hill
Tai Mo Shan Road
Kam Tin
Tai Lam Chung Reservoir
Trailwalker finish line

The trail then bypasses the twin peaks of Buffalo Hill and West Buffalo Hill, past which the mountains of Kowloon, especially Tate's Cairn, come into view.

George Passman Tate

Anglo-Indian surveyor and authority on the history of Afghanistan.

Tate (along with J.W. Newland) also conducted surveys in Hong Kong in 1899 to 1900 and believed to be the namesake of Tate's Cairn (the hill was renamed sometime after Tate's time in Hong Kong).

Gin Drinkers Line

British military defensive line against the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong during the Battle of Hong Kong in December 1941, part of the Pacific War.

The Gin Drinkers Line
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The artillery observation post the Shing Mun Redoubt
Directional signs inside one of the tunnels

It passed through Kam Shan, the Shing Mun Reservoir, Beacon Hill, Lion Rock, and Tate's Cairn, ending at Port Shelter in Sai Kung District.

Typhoon Babs (1998)

Powerful typhoon that struck the Philippines just days after Typhoon Zeb hit the same area.

Satellite image of Babs on October 20
Satellite image of Typhoon Babs in the South China Sea

The mountainous peak of Tate's Cairn recorded the highest sustained wind of 87 km/h.

New Kowloon

New Kowloon is an area in Hong Kong, bounded in the south by Boundary Street, and in the north by the ranges of the Eagle's Nest, Beacon Hill, Lion Rock, Tate's Cairn and Kowloon Peak.

High West

Mountain on Hong Kong Island with a height of 494 m

High West Summit
High West Path to Summit

On clear days, visitors can see Tai Mo Shan to the north, Castle Peak to the north-west, Lantau Peak to the west, Tate's Cairn to the north-east and Lamma Island to the south.

Gilwell Campsite

Gilwell Campsite a major campsite run by the Scout Association of Hong Kong for wild camping and other scouting activities on Kowloon Peak (Fei Ngo Shan) of New Kowloon, Hong Kong.

A campsite at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina

The campsite is located in a valley between Tung Yeung Shan (東洋山) and Tate's Cairn.

Typhoon Chanchu

The most intense typhoon in the South China Sea in the month of May according to the Hong Kong Observatory .

Severe Tropical Storm Chanchu near Samar on May 11
Philippine provinces where public storm signals were raised
Rainfall from Chanchu up to May 12
Typhoon Chanchu approaching Southeastern China on May 17

Sustained winds in the territory reached 96 km/h, while gusts reached 146 km/h, both recorded at Tate's Cairn.