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  1. Athlete battles altitude sickness to finish 250km desert odyssey

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Hong Kong adventure racer Derek Tsan Kwik has fought back crippling altitude sickness to complete a sponsored 250km race across the world's driest desert in Chile. Tsan, 36, was so badly affected by altitude sickness he had to be lifted i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462896/athlete-battles-altitude-sickness-finish-250km-desert-odyssey
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Massive undersea scars and mountains revealed by satellite mapping

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... and thousands of previously uncharted mountains in some of the deepest, most remote ocean areas. The researchers said on Thursday they used gravity measurements of the sea floor from radar equipment ... of undersea mountains, or sea-mounts, rising 1.6km or more from the sea floor, the researchers said. Some were covered by kilometres-thick sediment, they said. In addition to the pure scientific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609005/massive-undersea-scars-and-mountains-revealed-satellite-mapping
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Veteran HK mountain biker Chan Chun-hing ends career with Asian Games silver

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 12:24pm

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Incheon kinwa.chan@scmp.com Meanwhile, HK relay team looking to seize second chance in 4x100m final Chan Chun-hing ended his 12-year mountain bike career with a silver medal at the Asian Games in Incheon today. The 33-year-old finished the six-lap, 27.6 kilometre course in west Incheon in one hour 43 minutes and 27 seconds, 53 seconds behind winner Wang Zhen of China. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1604490/veteran-hk-mountain-biker-chan-chun-hing-ends-career-asian-games
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:51pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Famed slopes being defaced by rubbish, graffiti and faeces, putting world heritage status at risk Sacred Mount Fuji risks becoming trash mountain The slopes ... and Yamanashi, which have jurisdiction over Japan's highest mountain, have reported discovering large heaps of rubbish and human waste on the slopes, a problem that has apparently worsened since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594823/japans-sacred-mount-fuji-risks-turning-trash-mountain
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thailand suffocates under a waste mountain A blaze at a vast rubbish dump made up of six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled ... mountain", open landfills blight Southeast Asia's booming megacities, as urban planners labour to keep pace with rapid urbanisation and industrial growth. Experts warn those dumps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583114/toxic-waste-mountains-threaten-southeast-asias-booming-megacities
  6. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Hong Kong tourists ‘among 56 injured’ after tour bus flips on mountain highway in Canada

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:50pm by Associated Press and Clifford Lo

    ... divider and flipped over on a mountain highway in Canada. Six people suffered life-threatening injuries and were airlifted to hospital after the accident on the Coquihalla Highway in British ... the tour group left Vancouver on Monday for a four-day trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. "They were returning to Vancouver when the crash happened," she said. Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581676/hong-kong-tourists-among-56-injured-after-tour-bus-flips-mountain
  7. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Sacred Mountains: How the Revival of Daoism is Turning China's Ecological Recovery Around by Allerd Stikker Bene Factum Cities are draped in smog for ever-longer periods ... and unyielding as the rocks of the sacred mountains, a traditional [Taoist] symbol of the link between heaven, earth and humanity since time immemorial," he writes. His argument is peppered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1581698/book-review-sacred-mountains-allerd-stikker
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Staff shortage hits MTR's project to bore through mountain for Sha Tin-Central link

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Drilling through mountain provides MTR with its latest challenge, as tunnel work turns off staff and ground conditions prove uncertain Hard to find staff for boring task Boring through the mountain below Lion Rock is shaping up as the next challenge for the MTR in the construction of the delayed Sha Tin-Central link, with a labour shortage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562948/staff-shortage-hits-mtrs-project-bore-through-mountain-sha-tin
  9. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    Hong Kong 'hands PLA radar station on territory's highest mountain in secret deal'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... with a building and a basketball court, is located near the Observatory's weather radar and the Civil Aviation Department's radar on the 957-metre mountain, Hong Kong's tallest peak. All ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557307/doubts-cast-covert-land-grant-peoples-liberation-army-tai-mo-shan
  10. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour victory with final mountain stage win

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hautacam, France Vincenzo Nibali proved once again he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France when he powered to victory in the final mountain stage on Thursday, all ... finished third two seconds further back to secure the polka dot jersey for the mountain classification. Pinot is now second overall, a massive seven minutes 10 seconds behind Nibali with another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1558557/peerless-nibali-all-seals-tour-victory-final-mountain-stage-win

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