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  1. Gateway to Gobi

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong. Our first challenge was to traverse the Gobi Desert from north to south. The Gobi is a place I remember learning about at school. On maps it was typically shown in shades of blue to identify it as a cold desert. You could argue that walking into it in late November was asking for trouble, not just because of the fast-encroaching winter, but also the large amount of food, water ...

  2. In the footsteps of giants

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rob Lilwall healthpost@scmp.com After 12 days of walking south through the Gobi Desert, a week ago we arrived at the ramshackle Mongolian border town of Zamyn Uud. We looked and smelled ... the museum park beyond the city outskirts, he beamed at the impressive silhouettes of dinosaur models striding epically across the snowy desert landscape. Leon explained that the Gobi Desert has been ...

  3. Miles not smiles in the Gobi

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stumbled upon last night, after three hours of marching through the Gobi darkness. It's Friday, December 9, and seriously cold outside- about minus 20- although this is made much worse ... gradually changing. The flat desert plains of Outer Mongolia and the Chinese border lands have given way to a world of rounded hills, with increasing tufts of shrubs poking through the snow, ...

  4. Desert crossing inspires student

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Walking for charity has become a habit for Christopher Schrader over the past four years. Last month he completed a 51-day, 1,600km trek across the Mongolian Gobi Desert,. The world's fifth largest desert- Asia's largest- poses a gruelling challenge with its rapid fluctuation of temperatures over a single day, ranging from 5degrees Celsius to 45 degrees. ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Westerners appreciate their drinks, while many Chinese drink to get drunk Li Shuai, who owns a bar in a Beijing hutong I ran the Gobi last year but the Sahara is the mother of all deserts. It sounds like fun Runner Dan Parr on the upcoming 250-kilometre Sahara Race As the chief secretary, I... have to be cautious in considering my personal future while ensuring the government can ...

  6. Mongol hoard: HK battles London for IPO

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen, Naomi Rovnick

    ... Lulu Chen and Naomi Rovnick The Mongolian government is pressing ahead with an initial public offering of shares in the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit, an immense reserve in the Gobi Desert ... listing than that of Mongolia Mining, which raised nearly HK$5 billion on the Hong Kong stock exchange last October. Mongolian Mining, which mines coking coal from a deposit in the South Gobi ...

  7. Risk and reward

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ran the Gobi last year but the Sahara is the mother of all deserts. It sounds like fun.' As a natural athlete, the 34-year-old Parr is well versed in pushing himself to the limit. ... an easy event, go and run a road race or a city marathon. People want to compete in ferocious environments like the Gobi and the Sahara so they can then say, 'I ran an ultra ...

  8. They're men of few words

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 20 per cent harder than French (although writing it is about 500 per cent harder). My expedition partner, Leon McCarron, and I have completed our first month hiking south through the desert. As well as coping with some extreme cold on the Gobi trek, and enjoying some extraordinary hospitality from both Mongolian and Chinese desert dwellers, we have spent many, many hours just walking. ...

  9. A banker who's hot on the trail

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... city.' Among his most memorable achievements, he says, was finishing the 2008 Gobi March, a 250-kilometre race through the Gobi Desert, and the 2010 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, a 166-kilometre ...

  10. VisionChina plaintiffs seek US$60m

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Venture capital firms Oak Investment Partners and Gobi Partners have asked a New York court to award them US$60 million plus interest in a breach-of-contract ... to pay a US$60 million outstanding fee for its acquisition of Shanghai-based rival Digital Media Group (DMG) in January last year from controlling shareholders Oak and Gobi. Its merger with DMG ...




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