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  1. Hongkonger off to the Himalayas for some dancing lessons from God

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... described. And, in the Himalayas, three rules also inform the experience- it's always further than it looks, it's always taller than it looks and it's always harder than it looks. ... in the Himalayas,' Brieger says. 'From avalanches to altitude sickness to unpredictable weather conditions- bad weather closes in very quickly. The Himalayas are strewn with man's failed ambitions ...

  2. A view from the roof of the world

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Like the metal he trades, Law Kai-yee has made a habit of scaling new peaks. And fittingly for the son of a tram driver who has climbed the social and corporate ladder to become one of the city's most eminent gold traders ...

  3. Track the climb online

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writers Thirteen-year-old Jordan Romero is at base camp, waiting to make his historic climb up the world's tallest mountain. Software company ESRI announced this week that it was partnering with Jordan on his Everest expedition so that fans can ...

  4. Briton ready to scale new heights

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Leo Houlding, who conquered the western face of the sacred mountain of Huashan on the mainland, is ready to take on a bigger challenge. The British rock climber, who was in Hong Kong earlier this month, said he hoped to scale Mount Asgard in ...

  5. Early start aimed at beating afternoon chill

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... the Beijing News. Mr Zhou, who climbed Everest in 2003, said the temperature usually plunged in the afternoon in the Himalayas, especially atop Everest, prompting most climbers to time their ascent ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Kids are ready to climb Mount Everest

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh HONG KONG- Twenty secondary and four university students will make an expedition to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. The group will study the environment while going mountain trekking. They will also visit local schools for a l ...

  8. Squash tournament sure to be a big hit

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai chloe.lai@scmp.com Tim Everest is confident the annual Wing Ding squash tournament at the Hong Kong Football Club next Saturday will raise at least as much as it did last year despite the turmoil in the financial markets. Everest is co-ordinator ...

  9. Altitude overcomes TVB actor on Everest

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A Hong Kong television actor suffered from altitude sickness on Mount Everest as he was preparing for coverage of the Olympic torch relay event. Then the ambulance carrying Wong Hei, an actor with TVB, overturned on the way to the hospita ...

  10. Olympic flame torches tourism as Everest climbs banned

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry In the bars and tea shops of Kathmandu's tourist quarter last weekend, the mood was crackling with anger and resentment at China as news filtered through of the government edict that has effectively ended all Everest expeditions this summ ...




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