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  1. Guided climbs on Mt Everest no longer 'mountaineering'

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... idea scares me), I have enormous respect for those who do. The risks of high altitude will always be great, yet with hundreds of people climbing the mountain each year, the two regular ... amount of assistance. Nor could they successfully confront the technical difficulties and hazards thrown up constantly by a non-guided climb on a less well-climbed peak- the sort of challenges ...

  2. Summer challenge

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the summer. WEEK 2 Francis Li, 17. Challenge: Rock climbing 'Tiring' and 'awesome' are the adjectives I would use to describe my progress in rock climbing this last week. Last ... climbing, its development as a sport and a brief introduction to the equipment. On Saturday we spent seven hours learning belaying skills, basic climbing skills and the principles of triangular ...

  3. Summer challenge

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the summer. WEEK 5 Francis Li, 17. Challenge: Rock Climbing This week wasn't very interesting because the weather prevented me from getting onto the wall, which I usually do on Tuesdays. Finally, after four weeks of doing this sport, I need to get my own climbing equipment. Sport climbing requires less equipment than rock climbing. Basically, all you need to get going is a harness, ...

  4. Rock-solid confidence

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Rock climbing has been a stepping stone for Ricky Kwok Chung-hang in more ways than one. Thanks to the sport, he learned that success takes hard work and patience. Rock climbing even led the shy 18-year-old to musical theatre, and he now aspires to be a radio DJ. Ricky first started rock climbing in Form One. His school, CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: The Hundred-year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... Text: Yvonne Teh Taleof the century THE HUNDRED-YEAROLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED Starring: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg,Mia Skäringer Director: ... Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared should be an acquired taste. Yet, to judge by Jonas Jonasson's 2009 novel's appearance on bestseller lists across Europe and elsewhere, ...

  6. Business - Commodities

    China oil stockpiles climb to record

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing China oil stockpiles climb to record China may be bolstering its emergency crude reserves as refiners in the world's second-largest oil consumer expanded ... million tonnes, or 246.2 million barrels, the most in records going back to January 2010. Petrol supplies also swelled to a record, climbing 0.9 per cent to an estimated 7.6 million tonnes. ...

  7. News - China - Animals

    'Life of Pi' moment for terrified Chinese fisherman as tiger tries to climb on boat

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 06:04pm

    ... to climb on again. After several rounds of trying to clamber on to the vessel with Zhang repeatedly pushing it off, the tiger eventually gave up and swam towards the riverbank instead. ...

  8. Climb with Warehouse

    Posted Jun 24th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan If you fancy doing something adventurous this summer, read on. The Warehouse Teenage Club is organising a series of climbing courses for anyone who craves an adrenaline rush. The organisation will offer both sport climbing and rock climbing certificate courses. The Level I Sport Climbing Certificate Course will focus on basic climbing skills and commands, methods of belaying ...

  9. News - World - DRUGS

    Low-cost killer leaves the back alleys: heroin climbs up US social scale

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Low-cost killer leaves the back alleys to become the drug of choice for middle-class suburbanites Heroin climbs up U.S. social scale Anna Richter grew up near a golf course in Centreville, Virginia, where the average family makes more than US$100,000 per year. She was 15 when she began popping prescription painkillers to get high. Two years ...




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