About Us

Founder - Roland Sharman

A passionate outdoor enthusiast and environmentalist, Roland has spent many years exploring the unique diversity of landscape only Hong Kong has to offer.


Facing personal challenges and looking for a new direction in life, he confronted his fear of heights by venturing into the world of vertical adventure and in doing so became an avid climber and canyoneer.


After seeing the benefits first hand of challenging oneself in an outdoor environment, Roland founded HKOutsider with a view to help others pursue their own personal development. Whether inspiring people to get fitter, build friendships across cultures or overcome personal boundaries, he has created a community based platform in the truest sense of the word.


Applying these skills and developing new partnerships in the outdoor community, he went on to discover new challenges off the beaten track, uncovering the true hidden beauty of Hong Kong. These multi-discipline adventures became the foundations of HKOutsider.


Through developing this community, Roland advocates for change in our own behavior.

Be conscious of others.

How to be a leader AND a team player.

Be aware of the Climate Crisis and our impact on the environment.


These core values balance life with self development whilst adopting a mindset of what you can do for others, an attitude that becomes ever more prevalent in the world we live in today.

These shared experiences in appreciation of what’s outside our own doors and walls are what HKOutsider is all about.

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