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  1. Mountain bikers show it's a serious sport in HK competition

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. If there's any doubt about off-road cycling as a sport, Sunday's first Action Asia mountain bike race in Hong Kong should confirm its popularity. With only three weeks of registration, 130 serious mountain bikers signed up in two categories for the course at Tai Tam reservoir and applications were ...

  2. Adventure sports for action fans

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... mountain biking on trails and roads, trekking, orienteering, ocean kayaking, abseiling, and special tests of courage. A good warm-up event is the Gatorade Action Asia Off-Road Duathlon. The two races, which are open to individuals and teams, will take place on October 14 and November 4. The first features 5km of trail running and 20km of mountain biking along Tai Tong and Tai Lam ...

  3. Chan aims to get his teammates to Beijing

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the games spot with a third-place finish in the mountain bike cross-country Asian championships in Suzhou, taking one of the two Olympic tickets allocated for the event. Hosts China scooped ... events. While Chan is happy to be the first Hong Kong mountain biker to appear at the Olympics, he was once on the brink of quitting the sport. 'I first competed in mountain biking in 2000, ...

  4. Swiss Alps a hit with the whole family

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... to a mountain called Gornergrat on a train called the Gornergrat Bahn. If you think the Peak Tram is quite a ride, you should try this. Finding ourselves above the timberline on the Gornergrat ... much on three young inquisitive minds. For as Tommaso observed from Discovery Bay Pier during the recent stretch of uncommonly high-visibility days: 'Unreal- I can see mountains behind ...

  5. Sitting on top of the world

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Farhad Heydari

    ... not surprising. Coddled and surrounded by soaring saw-toothed mountain ranges and serrated peaks, regulars don't learn about ski conditions by looking out of the window. Instead, they turn their TV ... and wait for a cable car to take me farther up the mountain. Because most skiing at the top is done on glaciers, only T-bar lifts are used and they are reconfigured with the movements of the ice. ...

  6. Fund-raiser a tall order

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... the students' forthcoming expeditions. 'We chose abseiling because it is linked to mountains. We will be going to high altitudes during our trip. I think we are going to abseil in Peru,' Ross ...

  7. HK riders grab top three places

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... ReCyko Action Asia Mountain Bike Series last Sunday. The race, held on November 18 at Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, was one of two races that forms the series organised by Action Asia. A total of 140 participants, made up of local road riders, mountain bike riders and adventure racers took part in the strong field. Competition was split into two categories. Endurance riders numbering 95 took part ...

  8. Everest's social climbers horrify mountain purists

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... on the pitfalls for would-be adventurers. Every year the crowds flocking to climb Mount Everest grow, creating an annual jamboree that appals many mountaineers. 'That mountain turned into a circus ... of the mountain, with hundreds of climbers hoping to follow the 450 people who made it to the top last year. So far this year, one Sherpa and two South Koreans have died while trying to ascend ...

  9. Room for both bikers and hikers in country parks

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yet, the government, despite its professed slogans of promoting health and sport, has all but ignored mountain biking. Since the mid-1990s, the sport has been banned in country parks to ensure ... 1,000 bikers hit the parks every weekend and more than 6,000 people have applied for mountain bike permits in the past 12 months. It is also great for the city's international sports ...

  10. Blind Mountain

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff Starring: Huang Lu, Yang Youan, Zhang Yuling, He Yunle Director: Li Yang Category: IIB (Putonghua) Stark, grim, and utterly engrossing, Blind Mountain sheds light on one ... of Blind Mountain's resonance can also be attributed to the director's anticipation of viewers' questions, such as: 'Why doesn't Bai just run away?' Not only ...




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