At early 70’s, a group of rock climbing fans formed the first rock-climbing club in Hong Kong – the “Kiu Kit”. That means “tiny floaters among big mountains”. At that time, “rocking climbing”, although quite popular in the western countries, was rarely known to the Hong Kong people.
By conducting a series of pioneer events, such as rock climbing lectures/activities, TV programmes, outbound climbing and mountaineering expeditions, ‘Kiu Kit” has successfully introduced the sports to the public and inspired some of the followers to pursuit and making it well-developed as it is now in Hong Kong. During the early days, there was no local supply of climbing gears and hardware, some Kiu Kit members therefore formed a ‘Climbing Co-op.” to order the required kits from abroad. It was then transformed into the “Hong Kong Mountain Services” and the “Mountain Services International” as known today and has witnessed the development of climbing activities in Hong Kong over the past 30 years.
Today Mountain Services International is still run by founders of the Kiu Kit. The one in charge was the former Chairman of the Hong Kong Mountaineering Union. Also without change, is the faith is serving climbers and outdoor lovers with high quality supplies and professional services. Mountain Services International is always keen in introducing new items to the local market, for example: providing Fleece, Gore-Tex, Thermal Underwear etc. long time ago for the demanding users.
Today, it is still carrying on its goal in sourcing new and high-end items around the world and has already become distributors of outdoor products for some world famous brands. Some of the products are also well accepted in the industrial field for safety uses.