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  1. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Personal best

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by WALTER CHEUNG

    ... Walter Cheung healthpost@scmp.com Into thin air The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is held annually on May 29 to commemorate the first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain by New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenz ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Leading the way to the pinnacle

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Randel S. Carlock Mount Everest was in the headlines again this spring when 10 climbers died, including Chinese national Wang-yi Fa, triggering memories of 1996, the deadliest year on the peak. That year, on May 10, there were several expeditions making s ...

  4. Fuelling up for high adventure

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ruth Williams foodandwine@scmp.com After six months of training and six weeks of acclimatisation, Rob Hart reached the summit of Everest on May 14. The finance high flier had also lost 15 per cent of his body weight despite all his efforts to eat as much ...

  5. Motivated by mountains

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... in the Himalayas. On his first attempt in 1992, he had to turn back at 6,000 metres when his strength failed. In 1999, he missed out because of a debilitating stomach infection. In 2000, his dream ...

  6. Scaling the heights of an ambition

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Mountaineering Association president Wang Yongfeng, 42, became the first Chinese national to scale the highest mountains on the planet's seven continents. Wang tells Alice Yan how he reached those heights and why he has set his sights on a more ...



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