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  1. Pedal power fuels mountain bikers

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mountain biking has burst onto the adventure sports scene. With more than 12,000 riders, the sport is thriving and its enthusiasts are looking for more opportunities to see it grow. Hong ... mountain biking opportunities within 30 minutes of the city centre,' says Steve Coward, mountain bike instructor for Cross Country HK. He recommends visiting the Hong Kong Mountain Biking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726966/pedal-power-fuels-mountain-bikers
  2. Best in snow- Luxury resorts in Europe

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... (the 15-course menu should satisfy even the heartiest appetite) and sweat away your troubles in a sauna. Ski up to the Betelberg mountain cable car, and in summer hike or mountain bike the many ... with sleek wooden furniture and French and African natural fabrics- and all have enviable mountain views. www.aureliolech.com 3 La Pleta, Spain Amid the silent spruce of the Spanish Pyrenees, La ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726815/best-snow-luxury-resorts-europe
  3. Guided climbs on Mt Everest no longer 'mountaineering'

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read about Mount Everest ('Peak paradox', June 8) with interest. I spend a lot of time in the mountains, the Himalayas in particular. While I have never attempted Everest (the idea scares me), I have enormous respect for those who do. The risks of high altitude will always be great, yet with hundreds of people climbing the mountain each year, the two regular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718364/guided-climbs-mt-everest-no-longer-mountaineering
  4. Refuse mountain makes HK most wasteful place in world

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong's day as a manufacturing hub may be over, but it is still leading the world in producing one thing- refuse. Last year, the city generated 6.45 million tonnes of rubbish, more than double the amount two decades ago. Translated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728542/refuse-mountain-makes-hk-most-wasteful-place-world
  5. Councillor blows whistle on paper mountain sent out by banks

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan How many pamphlets do banks give out a year? One district councillor who took the trouble to collect them for more than a year, says it is equivalent to 250,000 trees. Bank of China (Hong Kong), HSBC and Citibank used the most paper, topping th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721803/councillor-blows-whistle-paper-mountain-sent-out-banks
  6. Climb Mount Fuji

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... for the great outdoors. And you can even see one of Tokyo's most adventurous detours from downtown- on a clear day. Japan's highest and most famous mountain, Mount Fuji, is around 100 ... the mountain out of season. Mountaineers say it can be as dangerous as the Everest when winter snows and strong winds hit the mountain. To the top Although Mount Fuji is an active volcano, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718917/climb-mount-fuji
  7. HK's Choi is king of the mountains

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong's Choi Ki-ho took the red polka dot jersey of the king of the mountain after winning the two final climbs in the 157-kilometre fifth stage of the Tour de Taiwan in Miaoli yesterday. The Hong Kong team of Choi, Wong Kam-po, Cheung King-wai and Wu Kin-san attacked repeatedly in the tour's longest stage and maintained the overall lead. David McCann ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709011/hks-choi-king-mountains
  8. China's new threat- a mountain of waste

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... such projects across the mainland. How to deal with the mountains of rubbish has become a key issue of social discontent in urban areas, mirroring the rural concerns about government land grabs. ... in a Maofeng mountain valley, is not easy to find without the help of locals. However, the stench that rises from it is a good guide. Gigantic blue rubbish trucks trundle busily up the mountain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712916/chinas-new-threat-mountain-waste
  9. China's new threat- a mountain of waste

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... such projects across the mainland. How to deal with the mountains of rubbish has become a key issue of social discontent in urban areas, mirroring the rural concerns about government land grabs. ... in a Maofeng mountain valley, is not easy to find without the help of locals. However, the stench that rises from it is a good guide. Gigantic blue rubbish trucks trundle busily up the mountain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712956/chinas-new-threat-mountain-waste
  10. Mainland must tackle its mountain of rubbish

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fancy packaging and an endless array of goods to buy are putting paid to that. As a result, cities have to cope with the mountains of refuse that are piling up. Solutions exist, although each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712984/mainland-must-tackle-its-mountain-rubbish

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