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  1. Life's a heavy burden for Everest porters

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... With no roads, tourists to the Himalayas need porters and, as a result, they are everywhere. In the second of a three-part series, Thomas Bell reports from the Everest trail on the plight of porters in dangerous conditions. The rocky trails leading to Mount Everest are a busy highway of porters carrying expedition equipment, tourist luggage and bottled beer. Despite the region's ...

  2. On top of the world in five continents

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Want to know how high you can climb? Ellen Whyte checks out the highest peaks Asia: Mount Everest With its peak reaching 8,850 metres, Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain. The Tibetans call it Chomolungma, 'the Goddess Mother of the Wo ...

  3. A Compassionate Eye

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An exhibition (below) by French photographer and Buddhist monk Mattieu Ricard, depicting the landscape, people and culture of the Himalayas. Today, 1.30pm-5.30pm, the University Museum and Art Gallery, 94 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5500. Ends today ...

  4. 'Silk Route' relay will see torch reach new heights

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessica Notebaert Mount Everest on agenda of 137,000km, 130-day 'journey of harmony' to 18 countries Organisers have planned an ambitious route for a torch relay that will traverse 18 countries, five continents and all of China in the 130 days p ...

  5. Olympic torch relay scales new heights

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Rehearsals pave way for Everest trek, writes Thomas Bell 446 days to go Geologists say the mountain is getting higher all the time but, to judge by the crowds on the top, Everest presents less of a mountaineering challenge than it used to. It took decades ...

  6. Nepal honours HK's Everest conquerors

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu

    ... Beatrice Siu 'If the mountain wants you, the mountain takes you.' That's the advice of Hong Kong mountaineer Chung Kin-man, who climbed Mount Everest in 2003 after three unsuccessful attempts over more than 10 years. Mr Chung was one of thr ...

  7. Using local wisdom

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm laurence@shambhala-ngo.org What do the political leaders on both sides of the Himalayas have in common? Many of them are calling for new, innovative and local solutions ... Athuraliye Rathana, Bangladesh's Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk. This 'Himalaya Consensus' is a sharp contrast to the Washington ...

  8. Special lab for Everest torch challenge

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Games' organisers Bocog have taken heed of President Hu Jintao's call for scientific development- and have set up a special lab to design the iconic Olympic relay torch that will ascend Mount Everest. Scientists have been recruited ...

  9. A boys' own job: we'd fly helicopters and pull bodies from the slopes

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair I've learned many things in life but having your legs amputated then scaling Mount Everest taught me not only can that you do anything but that you can always do it better. In that respect it's no different from schooldays. It took m ...

  10. Lee gets the better of Fownes this time

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Himalaya in the final stages and the crowd was breathless waiting to see if history had been made. 'As they went across the line, it was extremely close but everyone told me I had won and made history,' Lee recalled yesterday with a grimace after Gerald Mosse's winning ride. Unfortunately, the judge in 2004 didn't agree and Himalaya won it, sending Being Famous to a cold winless ...




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