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  1. Gobi challenge like a walk in the park

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Gobi Desert and Hong Kong's country parks may be thousands of kilometres apart and as different in terrain as can be imagined, but for two hardy desert ... themselves for the 250- kilometre Gobi March, a seven-day, six-stage desert race that starts on Sunday. 'If you can stand hiking on Lantau Peak and Tai Mo Shan in 30 degrees Celsius, you can ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Desk jockey beats deserts challenge

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... to Animals. The Four Deserts race for charity has taken him across the Sahara in Egypt (the hottest), the Gobi in Mongolia (the highest), the Atacama in Chile (the driest) and finally Antarctica (the ... coldest, highest, hottest and driest deserts. The venture capitalist last week battled typhoon-strength blizzards and freezing conditions to complete a 250km run through Antarctica. Successfully ...

  4. Into the unknown

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark Graham Deep in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, at the end of an arduous two-day drive up and down steep dunes and along rock-strewn tracks, explorer William Lindesay looked across ... stood before, and to pick up untouched stones. The landscape is amazing, this pan-flat Gobi Desert and ancient volcanoes sticking out of the sand. 'It was hot and it was bright, but I could ...

  5. Virtual cave shines a light on past

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com A soothing tune echoes through a grotto in the dusty Mogao caves of the Gobi desert in Gansu province, the muted colours of an elaborate Buddhist mural ... University. Shaw was not speaking from the desert caves of Dunhuang in the mainland's north, but from a 3-D stereoscopic re-creation of part of the famous ancient sculptural site in Hong Kong. ...

  6. review

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... and contemporary photographs with experts' essays, is scary - especially when it comes to the environment, covered in the opening chapter, titled Landscape. For one thing, it reveals the Gobi Desert ...

  7. Skateboarder pushes himself to the limit

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... and dealing with the accompanying physical and mental challenges. 'I was in Xinjiang near the Gobi Desert. It was, like, 45 degrees Celsius at midday, and I hadn't had much food and sleep. ...

  8. Memory's desert raid still on cards

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... give him a few days off first, and then we'll look at the problems.' A trip to the desert showpiece, where he would likely face John Moore's Xtension, would mark California ...

  9. Twenty HK runners eye desert clash

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Free entries closed on Wednesday for events on Dubai World Cup night with 20 Hong Kong names listed and the desert showpiece has received a boost from the unexpected nomination of champion Australian sprinter, Black Caviar. Trainer Peter Moody has yet to indicate whether Black Caviar will run in Dubai, where she has been nominated for both the Al Quoz ...

  10. Life on the move

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then it has been one adventure after another, including a walk in the Gobi desert and three trips to Mount Everest. The lone adventurer has survived encounters with wolves and falling down a ridge ... will protect ourselves,' says Zhong, who recently ended a three-month stint in Xinjiang, where in 24 days he conquered China's Taklimakan, or desert of death, and Lop Nor Lake. 'There ...




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